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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
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin/Cheek Implants
  • Ear Reshaping
  • Eyelid Lifts
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nerve Transfer Surgery
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Deviated Septum
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Fractures
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nose Cancer/Tumor
  • Nose Deformity
  • Nose or Nasal Problems
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Ptosis
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Perforation
  • Skin Cancer
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Peter Ciolek, MD

Peter J. Ciolek MD is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Ciolek performs cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. His clinical expertise include rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation surgery; specializing in facelift (rhytidectomy), eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), brow lift, and injectable therapies. Dr. Ciolek has extensive training in the management of facial nerve disorders including facial paralysis and synkinesis. He is a member of the division of microsurgery and performs free tissue transfer for reconstruction of complex defects of the head and neck region. He also treats functional nasal obstruction including septal deviation and nasal valve disorders.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ciolek specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck. Therefore, his patients are assured a focused approach.

Dr. Ciolek graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Following residency, Dr. Ciolek was selected for a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Read research and case studies from Dr. Ciolek on Consult QD, our website for medical professionals. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/2/2024, Dr. Ciolek 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

115 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

If I could give the physician I saw a 10 I would! Excellent

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Ciolek was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The best bedside manner I have seen. Addressed all concerns and questions with no rush spent the time that we needed. Took the time to make us comfortable before surgery and at the post op.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Ciolek was very informative and caring. I knew immediately I had the best doctor for my nasal issue.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Absolutely amazing Doctor and would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Ciolek was great! He explained everything I needed to know and was patient in listening to my questions and answering them. I forgot to ask something and messaged him through MyChart and I got a response back quickly. I'd recommend him anytime!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Ciolek was very professional, kind and courteous. He answered all my questions and concerns regarding my issues. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Ciolek and his staff are amazing

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Ciolek is wonderful, he takes so much time and is patient

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Ciolek is phenomenal. We had a plan of care (that worked!) quicker than the other ENT I saw. Dr. Ciolek was very informative and straight forward.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr ciolek is a great and kind doctor!!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr was professional but also personable.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

This was one of the best experiences I've had with a doctor and doctor's office.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Ciolek was very informative about what our plan was and explained everything.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Ciolek and his entire staff are exceptional and courteous.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Ciolek take excellent care of my elderly mother. He is talented and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Didn't have to wait long in the waiting room. The doctor was very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

"Degree to which the provider cared for you as a person" This question is not actually something that can be answered by people outside of themselves. A better question would be "degree to which (you feel) the provider cared for you as a person".

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Ciolek and his team are amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Wonderful experience. Always like that the doctor sees me a little earlier than my scheduled time.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Ciolek was very compassionate, kind and caring. He was very thorough in explaining different procedures and completely answered all questions. I feel very confident with him

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Ciolek really helped with wether or not to have rhinoplasty revision. He explained specific factors such as skin thickness so I came to the realization that my vision was unrealistic. I appreciate the time he spent talking with me. I was able to share thoughts that I haven't shared with anyone close to me in a professional setting without feeling judged or foolish. I came away more confident in being happy with my nose as it is.

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