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Bahar Bassiri Gharb, MD, PhD

216.444.6900

Bahar Bassiri Gharb, MD, PhD
Department: Plastic Surgery
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6900
Surgeon:
Yes
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Bahar Bassiri Gharb, MD PhD,  joined Cleveland Clinic's Plastic Surgery Department in 2014 after completing a craniofacial surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and is the Co-director of the Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic. Dr. Bassiri Gharb received her medical degree from the University of Padova, Italy. She completed her residency in plastic surgery at the University of Padova, Italy (2008).  She then completed a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2008) and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at St’Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield, United Kingdom (2009). In 2010, she joined the plastic surgery department at Cleveland Clinic, as a research fellow and worked with Dr Maria Siemionow on vascularized composite allotransplantation until July 2011.Then, she completed a two years hand surgery fellowship at Christine Marie Kleinert Institute, Louisville, Kentucky (2013). Dr Bassiri Gharb also obtained a PhD in biology and regenerative medicine from the University of Padova.

Her specialty interests are pediatric and adult craniomaxillofacial surgery, pediatric cleft lip and palate surgery,orthognathic surgery, velopharyngeal insufficiency,  microtia and ear reconstruction, congenital facial malformations (ex: Hemifacial microsomia,Treacher Collins syndrome, Romberg syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Apert Syndrome,Muenke Syndrome), craniosynostosis, facial skeletal surgery (correction of malocclusion, facial fractures), vascular malformations, congenital hand malformations, pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery including facial paralysis, head and neck cancer (including skin cancers and melanoma),post-traumatic reconstruction, hand surgery, microsurgical reconstruction, vascularized composite allotransplantation including face, hand and abdominal wall transplantation.

Her aesthetic surgery interests include facial surgery (including cosmetic eyelid surgery, brow surgery, face/Neck lift,cosmetic nose surgery, ear protrusion correction, cosmetic chin surgery,cosmetic jaw contouring, cosmetic Botox® injections, filler injections), cosmetic surgery of the breast and body (breast augmentation,breast lift, breast reduction, arm lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift, and liposuction).

Her research interests include vascularized composite allotransplantation, face, hand and abdominal wall transplantation, new techniques in craniomaxillofacial surgery and microsurgery.

Dr Bassiri Gharb is an assistant professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has written multiple book chapters and has over forty peer-reviewed papers.

Professional Highlights

  • Head of Research, Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Program Director, Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship
  • Reviewer for Transplantation.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Craniofacial Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2014
Fellowship - Christine M. Kleinert Institute
Hand Surgery
Louisville, KY
2013
Research Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Plastic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2011
Fellowship - St. Andrew's Center for Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Hand and Microsurgery
Chelmsford United Kingdom
2009
Fellowship - E-DA Hospital / I-Shoo University
Plastic Surgery / Microsurgery
Kaohsiung Taiwan
2008
Residency - Universita Di Padova Faculty of Medicine
Padova Italy
2008
Medical School - Universita Di Padova Faculty of Medicine
Padova Italy
2002

Certifications

  • European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • European Board of Hand Surgery

Specialty Interests

Pediatric and Adult Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Congenital Facial Malformations, Craniosynostosis, Facial Skeletal Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Congenital hand malformations, Microsurgical reconstruction, Face and hand transplantation, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face and Body, Body Contouring, Breast Surgery.

Awards & Honors

2015 Kawamoto Award

Memberships

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Alveolar Cleft Grafting
  • Arm Lift
  • Arm Reconstruction
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Body Lift
  • Bone Grafting
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Abdomen
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Body
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Diep Flaps
  • Ear Deformity
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Evaluation/Treatment of Antenatally Diagnosed Congenital Anomalies
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Eyelid Deformity
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal
  • Face Transplant
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Fractures
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Forehead & Eyebrow Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tranplantation
  • handtransplantation
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Management of Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Maxillofacial Implants
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery of the Hand and Arm
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Neck Lift
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Cranioplasty
  • Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression/transfer
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Restoration Of Speech
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Speech Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Enhancement
  • Surgical Dermatology
  • Surgical Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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  • Italian
  • Farsi

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