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 Health System
Plastic Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical School - 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 1/2/2018, 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

47 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Cavaliere and her assistants were amazing. Very kind, sensitive, and provided first rate care. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cavaliere to others. She also succeeded in the surgery she performed, which is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Cavaliere were personable, performed the surgery I needed flawlessly, and followed up so that I could have the best healing experience possible.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

My high ratings are real. Dr. Cavaliere has been an incredible doctor. I have very serious and complicated issues and she has been very supportive while I have been in surgery, treated and under her care. I have been working with Dr. Cavalier since December. I trust her and she is remarkable.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Much of this is unrelared tome personally as my daughter, a CC physician made arrangements for me to come from out of state for the appointment with Dr Cavaliere. it all went well and am stillseeing her. Very proficient.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

The NP assisting Dr. Cavalier was helpful with information as well as reinforcing what she told us.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

the wait time was TERRIBLE. I had to wait 1hour and 15 minutes to see the doctor. not professional.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

I think Dr Christie is very good. She listens and answers all questions and goes into detail of the condition. Then before you leave she summarizes all of the detailed topics discussed. upon keaving a printout goes home with you listing treatment, condition and once again summarizes Dr Christies comments. Very good communications.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

I have been nothing but impressed with Dr. Cavaliere. She is smart and informed and cares. Love her.

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