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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
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gracilis Free Tissue Transfer
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Deviated Septum and Nasal Obstruction
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Maxillofacial Deformities
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nose Deformity
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Septal Deviation
  • 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 Surgery
Portland, OR USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Facial Plastic Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Undergraduate - Central Michigan University



  • Otolaryngology

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

See publications for Dane Genther, MD.

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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 3/2/2022, Dr. Genther 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

84 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr. Genther listened to me and explained his responses very clearly. The resident working with him was also very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr Genther is a fantastic doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr Genther is very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I feel extremely confident in this doctor's abilities

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Genther was very concerned with my treatment, I felt assured he would, and did treat me very well. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Lauren from Dr. Genther's office is very courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Genther is very patient and answers all questions and doesn't make you feel rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Genther and his team are expert in their field, courteous, and compassionate. I am grateful for the level of care I receive from them.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I could not have asked for a better experience. Doctor Genther exceeded by expectations.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Genther answered all my questions and took his time explaining my upcoming procedure and options.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Genther and his team were quick to respond to my messages via the mychart portal or phone.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

The staff is extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Genther is probably the most chill doctor I've ever had! Super kind and makes you feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

The explanation the Dr.gave of all the aspects of my situation.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

staff and employees are all great. Even with a seven hour drive I would prefer to drive and talk to physicians that take their time and explain to you what is needed for your recovery. Great service, care and personal consideration with attention to detail and diagnosis and care

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Genther has a very calm, unrushed, compassionate manner. I appreciate he took his time and sincerely listened to my concerns to understand my situation and how he could help me. I feel very grateful to be in his care.

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