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Title Director of Plastic Surgery Research & Co-Director of Craniofacial Program
Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, Italian
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fracture Care
  • Rhinoplasty
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric Facial Trauma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Maxillofacial Tumors
  • Birth Defects
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • Excess Skin after Weight Loss
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Fracture Nonunion
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  • Mastectomy Defects
  • Maxillofacial Deformities
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nose Deformity
  • Nose or Nasal Problems
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Ptosis
  • Scars
  • Small Breast Size
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Venous Malformations
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Biography

About Bahar Bassiri Gharb, MD, PhD

Her specialty interests are pediatric and adult craniomaxillofacial surgery (cleft lip and palate surgery, orthognathic surgery, velopharyngeal insufficiency, Hemifacial microsomia, Treacher Collins syndrome, Romberg syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Apert Syndrome, Muenke Syndrome, craniosynostosis, microtia and ear reconstruction, facial fractures, facial paralysis), hand and wrist surgerymicrosurgical reconstruction, vascularized composite allotransplantation including face and hand transplantation. Dr. Bassiri Gharb has a special interest in transgender and gender-nonconforming surgical services including facial feminization or masculinization, top and bottom surgeries including phalloplasty (penile reconstruction).

Her aesthetic surgery interests include facial surgery (including cosmetic eyelid surgery, brow surgery, face/Neck lift,cosmetic nose surgery, ear protrusion correction, cosmetic chin surgerycosmetic 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).

Dr. Bassiri Gharb is an associate professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has written multiple book chapters and has over seventy peer-reviewed papers. She is a member of the editorial board of Microsurgery. Her research interests include face and hand transplantation, new techniques in craniomaxillofacial surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery.

Learn more about how Dr. Bassiri is changing the future for young patients with cleft lips and palates through a multidisciplinary treatment approach. And read stories from Dr. Bassiri's past patients:

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Craniofacial Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2014

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Plastic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2013

Fellowship - St. Andrew's Center for Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Hand and Microsurgery
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2009

Fellowship - E-DA Hospital / I-Shoo University
Plastic Surgery / Microsurgery
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2008

Residency - Universita Di Padova Faculty of Medicine
Plastic & Recon Surg
Padova, Italy
2008

Medical Education - Universita Di Padova Faculty of Medicine
MD
Padova, Italy
2002

Professional Highlights

  • Head of Research, Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Program Director, Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship
  • Reviewer for Transplantation.

Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Pediatric and Adult Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Congenital Facial Malformations, Craniosynostosis, Facial Skeletal Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Congenital hand malformations, Microsurgical reconstruction, Face and hand transplantation, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face and Body, Body Contouring, Breast Surgery.

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Kawamoto Award

Memberships

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc. (WPATH) 
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/1/2024, Dr. Bassiri Gharb 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

116 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

During my appointment, the doctor was maybe in the room for a whole 10 minutes once she told me I was going to have surgery. I started crying and they basically set up the appointment and left the room. Told me why I had to have surgery but wasn't very consoling and I think for someone having a major surgery like this, she should've taken a little bit more time with me, especially how I was almost in a anxiety attack

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Bassiri is always smart, comorting, and awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

From Dr. Bassari to all the nurses and staff were fantastic!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Overall goodjust felt the provider was rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

She is an amazing physician. Highly professional and skilled in her craft.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

The doctor was nice but very rushed and I didn't understand her opinions and my options until I discussed with the nurse

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Bahar Bassiri Gharb was very attentive to my medical needs. The medical treatment provided Immediate relief from pain.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Excellent information given by Dr. Bassiri and staffers to guide me in my decision to get my hand surgery in addition to my elbow.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

The doctor seemed too busy to truly invest in my care

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

The doctor (and her staff) were extremely professional, kind and gentle. My visit was the result of a fall, so her care was extremely appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Bassiri and PA and assistant were all very good.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Bassari has always been compassionate, explaining upcoming procedures. Blessed to have her as my treating physician.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Bassiri was amazing as always

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I like the fact that Dr. Bassiri is very confident in her abilities and knows exactly what she's doing. That is great! I will say it is very stressful for me to hear negative news about my conditions in such a quick and slightly unsympathetic manner.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

The office staff where great and the doctor explained everything

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