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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
  • Mohs Surgery
  • 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
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
View all 25 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 and Reconstructive Surgery
Portland, OR USA

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

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive 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

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 3/11/2023, 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

100 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 4.7
Listens 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Genther seemed extremely kind and knowledgeable with regard to my condition. He took the time to explain the procedure he would use to repair my perforated nasal septum. I highly recommend this physician.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Genther answered all my questions and is always super nice and friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

This was my second visit for Botox to treat Synkinesis. This was the first time I saw Dr. Genther. He understood how I felt about the difference in appearance of the unaffected side of my face compared to the affected side.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

One of the best physicians I have ever seen at the Clinic. He is incredible with empathy that makes me feel like the only patient on his list. He showed incredible concern for my self esteem as well as airway function. I was especially impressed with the aesthetic outcome and the quick recovery!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Highly recommend Dr. Genther

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Everybody is very helpful.. Doctor Dane Ganther is excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

If I had the option of rating the doctor withb excellent, I would have done that

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Genther was great.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Genther is an excellent phsycian/surgeon. He truly listens to concerns, questions and is outstanding in the knowledge of his expertise. He should be promoted.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Genther was great.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Genther takes his time and answers questions. You can tell he cares!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Highly recommend Dr. Genther! Excellent clinician with wonderful bedside manner!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The dr and his assistant were wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The dr was very caring and listened to my health concerns. I feel confident in his ability to help my situation.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I don't speak very well, but the doctor listens very closely to what I am saying.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Genther is not only a brilliant and talented doctor, he is kind, empathetic, trustworthy, and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

*Dr. Genther was fabulous!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr Genther is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Access through the portalDoctor extremely helpful

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