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.