Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Destruction Of Skin Tags
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Keloid Removal
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Scar Revisions
  • Scar Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Wound Care
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bed Sore
  • Birthmark
  • Burns
  • Cutaneous Ulcers
  • Decubitus Ulcer
  • Frostbite
  • Infected Wounds
  • Lesions
  • Open Wounds and Ulcerations
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Sarcoma
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer
  • Wounds
View all 18 Specialties +


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About Christi Cavaliere, MD

Dr. Cavaliere completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Michigan in 1990.  Her interest in plastic surgery began with undergraduate research in pediatric craniofacial deformities.  She went on to Yale University School of Medicine and graduated in 1998.  She completed her plastic surgery residency training at the University of Michigan including a 2 year basic science research fellowship studying the effects of radiation on bone healing.  After graduation she stayed on as a staff plastic surgeon at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA.  She was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship and completed a Master of Science degree in health care research.  Dr. Cavaliere and her family moved to Northern California in 2008 where her husband carried out his military service with the United States Air Force.  During that time, Dr. Cavaliere worked as a staff plastic surgeon at a VA Medical Center and worked as a volunteer surgeon at David Grant Medical Center/ Travis AFB.  In 2010 Dr. Cavaliere joined the plastic surgery staff at the Cleveland Clinic.  Her areas of clinical interest include general plastic, reconstructive surgery, and wound healing.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Plastic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/7/2020, Dr. Cavaliere 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

49 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Cavaliere and her staff are always responsive and helpful

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

I messaged Dr Cavaliere on 3 separate occasions and each time she squeezed me in for a next day office visit.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr Cavaliere went above and beyond for me in my opinion. She listened carefully to my questions and concerns and thoroughly explained in clear detail what was happening. she showed great concern for me and made me feel like I was her one and only patient. She did not rush me or hurry out of the examination on me. Absolute godsend!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Cavilere and the nurse practitioner were AWESOME!!!! I was very nervous but they made it ease. Their bedside manners was impeccable. Their knowledge about my issues was spot on and their advice I feel very comfortable taking in other words they weren't in all it was a very good experience and I feel at ease moving forward, with them in charge of my carethank you guys for being so awesome.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Woild highly recommend Dr Cavaliere. She was very professional yet caring and down to earth. Explained in great detail her care plan for me.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr. Cavaliere was as good as it possibly gets, especially considering she had some difficult things to say to me about the area on my body she was examining.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Cavaliere is an amazing doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Doctors office was extremely processional.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Cavalierie and her assistant Jackie were excellent they answered all my questions did an excellent job in surgery and afterwards they were excellent especially answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Cavaliere is highly professional, decisive and efficient yet makes a patient feel at ease with her manner and her explanations of what is happening. One of the best physicians we have seen.

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