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Title Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gracilis Free Tissue Transfer
  • Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Transfer Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty Revision
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Deviated Septum
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Maxillofacial Deformities
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nose Deformity
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Septal Perforation
  • Skin Cancer
View all 18 Specialties +


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About Dane Genther, MD

Dane J. Genther, MD, FACS is a dual board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon. Dr. Genther specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck and performs the full breadth of reconstructive, cosmetic, and functional procedures. Through many years of experience and extensive training, he has gained expertise in the treatment of facial movement disorders (including facial paralysis and synkinesis), skin cancer reconstruction, and revision nasal surgery (rhinoplasty). Additionally, Dr. Genther has advanced training in head and neck microvascular reconstruction. This advanced training in microsurgery allows him to meticulously reconstruct complex defects of the face, head, and neck using free tissue transfer.

Focusing exclusively on facial plastic surgery has allowed Dr. Genther to refine his skills and techniques in order to offer his patients state-of-the-art treatments and optimal surgical outcomes. Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, he is among an elite group of only 1,000 surgeons worldwide.

Dr. Genther graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then completed a seven-year residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University. Following this, he was selected for advanced fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University and Oregon Health and Science University. Throughout his surgical education, he spent years learning from and training with several world-renowned experts in the areas that he now treats.

Dr. Genther is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on topics such as head and neck cancer reconstruction, treatment of facial paralysis, and rhinoplasty. He has also published multiple book chapters on various topics in facial plastic surgery such as facial reanimation and rhinoplasty.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Oregon Health and Science University
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Portland, OR

Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Baltimore, MD

Medical Education - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Undergraduate - Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI United States


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

Facial Reanimation, Treatment of Facial Paralysis, Facial Reconstruction, Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction, Skin Cancer Reconstruction, Rhinoplasty, Nasal Airway Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift

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 4/1/2024, Dr. Genther has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

118 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr Genther takes his time and answers questions. Never have to wqit long for him to come in the room

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr. Genther is truly the best. He always listens to my concerns, shows empathy and is super professional and wants to help.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Physician was very attentive to the specifics of my concerns.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr. Genther is an excellent and expert surgeon. He didn't hesitate to add me to his schedule prompt and superb care!!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Genther has a nice personality and tries to explain or answer your questions or concerns. He did not seem to rush my spouse nor me.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Genter was great

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Would highly recommend Dr. Genther.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Scheduled as per what Dr Genther wanted; by his staff

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Gethner and his Fellow were very concerned about my progress and deficits They were kind and empathetic

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Somehow my message to schedule an appointment with Dr. Genther never got to Krista. I was told she was out of the office and would return my call. I made 3 calls. I finally used the portal. Luckily I was able to schedule. Then I called a week later to confirm. I did get through to Krista. But If Krista was out of the office for a long period of time, someone should have followed up and returned my phone call.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Genther has been giving me Botox injections for my synkinesis. Sometimes I get a little queezy. He explained that it's normal, and always asks if I need a break. I never know when it's going to happen-but he doesn't make me feel uncomfortable when it happens.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

It was a 6 minute visit from start to finish, not sure how much my provider is going to care for me as a person.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Genther is one of the best doctors I've ever had the privilege of meeting and dealing with. He is not only brilliant but very personable and compassionate.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Genthers staff do not miss a beat. When I send a message through mychart, it's always a speedy reply.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Genther is so kind and he really cares about my progress after my surgery. He is patient and explains everything to where I can understand it. What an excellent Doctor and I am lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Genther is polite, and professional, caring

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Genther was wonderful, explained everything clearly and was reassuring.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Genther's bedside manner is 100%.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

I appreciated Dr. Genther's manner very much, it was in stark contrast to the PA before him. I should correct the prior note to say that the nurse I saw was also very kind and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Genther is excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Genther is always helpful, answers all my questions, addresses my concerns, and explains the procedures thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I owe a lot to Dr Genther and Cleveland Clinic. My quality of life is back to normal.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Genther is the best doctor.

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