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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 12/6/2020, 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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* 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

147 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

23 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Bassiri has quickly become one of my favorite plastic surgeons --and I have had quite a few. I love her energy and her openness to discuss problem areas. Where those qualities have exceeded my expectations, What I find the most appealing, aside from my excellent surgery results is her honesty. I've had a lot of surgery and try to be as prepared as possible. Over time I have come to respect disclosure and honesty as the key ingredients to a successful surgery experience.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

I would highly recommend this physician to friends/family due to obvious concerns and knowledge

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Bassiri is wonderful. She listen to my concerns and explained the different options for me. I was very nervous and she made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Bassiri is an excellent physician, very professional and effective in providing her care and treatment for me

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Baseri is AMAZING. I had so many questions and she answered all of them and more.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

We loved our experience with *Dr. Bassiri. I wish all doctors would take time with you like she did. My daughter loved her also!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I feel my overall care and concerns for my issue was addressed properly. Doctor made me feel very comfortable. You can tell the doctor has a great bedside manor.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

WHILE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT SEEMS TO BE CORRECT AND WORKING, DOCTOR WAS VERY ABRUPT. THERE WAS NO DIALOG REGARDING THE ONSET AND PROGRESSION OF MY CONDITION; BRUSH OFF OF MY COMMENT REGARDING ANOTHER POSSIBLE DIAGNOSIS THAT IF FOUND ON INTERNET WITH NO EXPLANATION OF WHY IT WAS NOT RELEVANT; NO EXPLANATION OF THE WHAT AND HOW OF THE INJECTION I WAS GIVEN; SIMPLY TOLD THAT INJECTION SHOULD TAKE THREE WEEKS TO WORK, BUT IF CONDITION PERSISTS, COME BACK IN SIX WEEKS FOR ANOTHER.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr Bassiri was very short with me and no longer interested in doing reconstructive surgery. I tried to ask questions because she was the one that recommended it at my prior appointment. I thought I was there for a pre surgical consult to have any last minute questions answered and instead she told me that I needed to speak to my brain surgeon and figure things out with him. I told her I was already scheduled for surgery and she let me know she was busy that day. It was a night and day difference from my first appointment with her. Left me totally dumbfounded. she walked out of the door and didn't care to answer my questions.

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