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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 Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Farsi, Italian
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Alveolar Cleft Grafting
  • Arm Lift
  • Arm Reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chest Feminization
  • Chest Masculinization
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • 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
  • Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Face Transplant
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Feminization
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Fractures
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • Forehead & Eyebrow Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tranplantation
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Management of Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery of the Hand and Arm
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Neck Lift
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Pediatric Cranioplasty
  • Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression/transfer
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Perlane
  • Phalloplasty
  • Radiesse
  • Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Restoration Of Speech
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Speech Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Top Surgery
  • Transgender Care
  • Transgender Surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Wrinkle Fillers
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric Facial Trauma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Maxillofacial Tumors
  • Birth Defects
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Bones
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Excess Skin After Weight Loss
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Fractures
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  • Mastectomy Defects
  • Maxillofacial Deformities
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nose Deformity
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Ptosis
  • Small Breast Size
  • Trigger Finger and De Quervain's Disease
  • 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 handtransplantation. 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 - Christine M. Kleinert Institute
Hand Surgery
Louisville, KY 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.

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 11/25/2021, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

120 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Bassiri was amazing! I had a ton of questions for her and she answered all of them thoroughly. She was kind and comforting. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Bahar Bassiri Gharb and her whole team were outstanding in their care and concern for me.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

The nurses and my doctor are excellent they treat me with the utmost respect and kindness and have great conversations

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

It was easy navigating once I found the area that I needed to be in the doctors that I needed to speak to they made it very comfortable for me

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Found Dr Garg very polite and informative. Would recommend to anyone. Very good.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

I have complete faith in the doctor and her plan for my treatment. She knows what she is doing and has a solid team established.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

At first, it was a little difficult to figure out things with insurance however, Dr. Bassiri helped immensely with these issues and we became able to move forward with the surgical process.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Bassiri was exceptionally thorough and professional during my visit, and was very transparent on next steps of the process.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Bassiri Garb is very attentive and personable. She made me feel very comfortable in her care.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Had a great experience with this doctor on first meeting, felt like she knew how to handle my problem right away. I was very pleased.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

I had an excellent experience with Dr Bassiri!!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Best doctor in the world!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I loved her as my doctor she was very great she really listened to what I want and didn't just disregard what I asked for and the questions I had

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I felt very comfortable with my doctor. She is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

The experience felt rushed. I also think *Dr. Bassiri was brash. The appointment was at the end of the day and after waiting so long my child was very fussy and I didn't feel comfortable with giving her care and moving forward with this doctor.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Provider took extra time to address all my questions.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Bassiri and I have a long term plan in mind and she took the time to discuss options

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Bassiri was excellent in every way.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Bassiri is always very professional & knowledgeable but at same time cares for you in caring manner

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Bahar Bassiri Gharb was nothing short of amazing! Very caring, professional and friendly.

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