Title Program Director, Microsurgery Fellowship
Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Lift
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Care
  • Cancer Center
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • 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
  • Destruction Of Skin Tags
  • Diep Flaps
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Face Transplant
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • Forehead Lift
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Keloid Removal
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Muscle Transfer Surgery Of The Shoulder
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Surgery
  • Non-invasive Face Lift, Brow & Neck
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Perforator Flaps
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiesse
  • Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
  • Restylane
  • Scar Revisions
  • Scar Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafting
  • Smile Restoration
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 81 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric Facial Trauma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Excess Skin After Weight Loss
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Malignant Head and Neck Disease
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Head
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Neck
  • Mastectomy Defects
  • Maxillofacial Deformities
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
  • Musculoskeletal Sarcomas
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nevus
  • Nose Deformity
  • Ptosis
  • Scars
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesions
  • Small Breast Size
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Wrinkles
View all 35 Specialties +


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About Graham Schwarz, MD

Graham Schwarz, MD joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2010 and serves as Director of the Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship in the Department of Plastic Surgery.   His practice focuses on both tissue flap and implant-based breast reconstruction, as well as on surgical prevention and treatment of lymphedema including lymphaticovenous bypass and vascularized lymph node transfer.    An active member of Cleveland Clinic’s multidisciplinary breast cancer, sarcoma and facial transplant teams, Dr. Schwarz collaborates with physicians and surgeons from multiple specialties to perform complex oncologic and post-traumatic reconstruction.     

Dr. Schwarz completed undergraduate and graduate bioengineering degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently obtained his medical degree at Rutgers University: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he graduated as a member of AOA.

He completed post-graduate general surgery residency training at Weill Cornell Medical Center and subsequently pursued plastic surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian –Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Center where he served as administrative chief.    During this time, he received aesthetic surgery training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals.     Dr. Schwarz completed a Reconstructive Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Schwarz is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Board of Surgeons.  He is member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Schwarz has numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations.  He is assistant professor of surgery in Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, serves as an associate editor for Annals of Plastic Surgery and is a reviewer for Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

His research interests include improving surgical and patient reported outcomes in breast reconstruction, surgical prevention and treatment of lymphedema, innovation in reconstructive microsurgery, advancing surgical visualization technology, and digital health solutions.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Reconstructive Microsurgery & Breast Reconstruction
New York, NY USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Univ. & Weill Cornell Medical Center
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Graduate School - University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Bioengineering
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Plastic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Breast reconstruction (microsurgical autologous and implant), Vascularized lymph node transfer for lymphedema and lymphaticovenous bypass, Facial paralysis/reanimation, Vascularized composite allotransplantation, Musculoskeletal oncologic reconstruction, Aesthetic surgery of the face and breast.

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Distinguished Housestaff Award
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/10/2019, Dr. Schwarz has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

105 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I am grateful I could be accommodated so quickly when my previous doctor left the clinic abruptly

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Doctor was very thorough and listened carefully and compassionately. he also explained the procedures much better than previous doctor. I am very impressed and reassured by his knowledge and his understanding of my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

The scale says very good but I would rate both EXCELLENT! Dr. Schwarz and Sarah B.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Graham S Schwarz is the best! I could not have made it through all of my breast cancer reconstruction surgeries and follow-up appointments without him and his care, and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

again Nurse Block is the best! Dr Schwarz is always very professional, caring, and friendly as well. listened to my concerns and addressed them promptly

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

*Dr. Graham Schwartz and his team were the best. Not enough great words to describe how great they are.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Schwarz is extremely professional and considerate. He always allows time for questions and never makes you feel rushed. I feel very fortunate to have such an amazing physician/surgeon!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

After being extremely late, I didn't feel that the provider (dr) cared very much for my particular issues or even me. I felt like i was a bother and felt small because I wasn't very informed or sure about what i wanted. I thought that he would help me figure out what was best for me and my body. I dont know if his day was just bad or extremely busy, but I don't feel comfortable having him as my doctor for this procedure. the NP was better, but it seemed like I was just one of a thousand patients that wasn't the same thing and not really an individual. Overall a bad/disappointing experience and I won't likely use CCF for my procedure. I was excited for the appt and looking forward to starting the process.. very disappointing. I left there feeling worse about my body than I went in

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Docs were very kind, polite & effective.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Schwarz and his staff are kind, knowledgeable, and truly professional.He provides options that are in the best interest of his patients and they truly put patient care first. I am truly grateful to have him as my specialist.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I would and have recommended Dr. Schwarz. He is patient, kind, top in his field and very respectful.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

The team approach under the leadership and mentorship of Dr. Schwarz is amazing. The care I received was beyond anything I have experienced. I will go only to Cleveland Clinic for all of my care now.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Schwarz is an excellent surgeon and care provider

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I have recommended Dr Schwarz

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Schwarz really made me feel comfortable... and was always available to me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

my appointment was at 2:45 and I got there at 2. Then was put in a room around 3 then Dr. Schwarz did n't come in until 4. no one said he was running behind or anything.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

he made me wait. he said he is not the right doctor to see. he told me he will make me in contact with a hand surgeon but I didn't get any call, also he didn't follow up with his promise

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Sarah is amazing and I am so happy with the care I get from Dr. Schwarz.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I am so grateful to have Dr. Schwarz as my physician

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Schwarz is very easy to talk to and discussed all my options thoroughly and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr Schwarz went far beyond the call of duty to care for me. An extraordinary surgeon and Mensch!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Schwarz and his staff are really wonderful. Very accommodating and very friendly.

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