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
  • Blepharoplasty
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Surgery
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
View all 24 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Deviated Septum and Nasal Obstruction
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nose Cancer/Tumor
  • Nose Deformity
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Scars
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesions
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Dane Genther, MD

Dane J. Genther, MD 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 he 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.

Dr. Genther's exclusive focus on facial plastic surgery has allowed him to refine his skills and techniques 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. .

Dane J. Genther, MD, earned his medical degree at 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. 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
  • 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 3/24/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

81 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I was so very impressed by this Doctor. he was empathic, helpful, and so very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Genther is just an outstanding doctor. I had a list of questions and he answered them all without making me feel rushed. His professionalism and knowledge is something to be admired and emulated by other professionals.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I would trust anyone to Dr. Genther's care.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I have been a patient of the ENT group for some time. this was the first time I needed the expertise of Dr. Genther who was recommended to me by Dr. Benninger. it was an excellent recommendation.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

This was my first appointment with Dr. Genther but he was very patient, knowledgeable and thorough. He had familiarized himself with my medical history prior to my visit and understand the challenges before us. I feel very comfortable with him as the Dr. to take lead on my surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

i have no worries knowing that the dr. has my best interests in mind and willing to do what is necessary to help me. He was very easy to talk with and understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Genther is great. He did an excellent job with the surgery and he answered all of my questions before and afterwards

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Genther is an outstanding physician caregiver.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

dr. Genther is a wonderful physician with outstanding bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

The doctor was awesome!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Staff and doctor very helpful and knowledgable

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Doctor was very comforting to both mom and us. explained and listened

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Awesome staff and doctor team

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

good Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

One of my best experiences at CC. Doctor took his time and was very helpful

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Genther is kind and took time answering all my questions!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

nothing but good ever since we came to Cleveland Clinic we just love the doctors the nurses the staff we have had not had any problems whatsoever keep up the good work

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