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 12/28/2018, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

145 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

I had a concern about an area in my reconstructed breast that I worried was cancer and Dr. Schwarz addressed the issue and gave me some piece of mind about it.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

dr spent a lot of time making sure I understood all options.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Best physician EVER! I make regular referrals to him.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

The doctor and staff were so helpful and attentive to my questions and I look forward to working with them in the near future :)

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

*Dr. Swartez team was the BEST.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I have never had a negative experience when dealing with Dr. Schwarz or his staff!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Schwarz is one of the most competent, caring physicians I know. I am eternally grateful that he has been such an integral part of my healing these past five years. besides my breast issue, it was he who identified a basil cell problem I had. He is most definitely an asset to the Cleveland Clinic family !!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Schwarz was very nice, informative, andhelpful! He made sure to cover every concern I may have had and still willing to answer more questions! He's great!!!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Schwarz has my highest respect! He was able to surgically put me back together! I would recommend him to everyone! Many thanks to him!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Schwarz was very attentive to my wants and needs. He listened to what I wanted, and then came up with a plan that was right for me.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Schwartz is professional and very good. Pleasant and extremely competent.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Schwarz takes an interest in me as a patient and a person. He answers all of my questions and gives me honest advice. I appreciate the time that he gives me in spite of his busy schedule, I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Schwarz

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

For my current care needs I cant say that I would recommend this provider because he didn't seem to be fully aware of the treatment for my condition, he knew some but was missing some key information, so his recommendations in order for me to receive treatment are obstructive and are a big issue with my condition. He set goals that I've been struggling with already. I've taken every step to achieve my goal yet no results ,so I want ..., no need to take other measures. And I cant say he is willing to help. He seemed very hesitant and slightly dismissive.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I felt good about the visit however ,just didn't seem to be fully understood by provider, the other staff was totally wonderful. The provider wasn't rude just wasn't totally informed.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

dr was running behind. appt was at 2:30 and did not see him until 4:30

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr Schwarz is an excellent physician. He has a great bedside manner and explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

overall, Dr. S hwartz is an amazing doctor. this day he was running behind and so eager to move on that I got flustered and didn't ask all my questions about my upcoming surgery. it wasn't crucial.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

dr schwartz and his team made this surgery very comfortable. they put all my fears at ease. very personable

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I have already recommended him to other people! couldn't of asked for a better doctor! so happy with results and care! simply the best!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

very pleased and happy with Dr. Schwarz and his team

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Always a wonderful experience with Dr.Schwarz. He is very kind and courteous as well as a wonderful plastic surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

I could not. be more pleased...Dr. Schwarz is respectful, professional, knowledgeable, courteous and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Dr. Schwarz is always caring and wants to help. He was thorough and sent me for followup testings to determine my issue and resolve it. Best of the best, Dr. Schwarz. He has been wonderful, supportive and very professional throughout my entire breast cancer journey and after.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

i couldn't ask for a better physician or PA than Dr. Schwarz and Sarah-and I thank them for all that they have done for me!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

I was there for a consultation and found out the doctor was not an expert in the area I needed. It would have been ideal if my appointment request was screened to make sure I was being seen by the correct specialist.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Was not seen by the physician until an hour past my appointment time. Didn't get taken back into a room until 30 minutes past appointment time.

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