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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
  • Aging Face
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Fractures
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
  • Restylane
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
View all 32 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Deviated Septum and Nasal Obstruction
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nose Cancer/Tumor
  • Nose Deformity
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Ptosis
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Skin Cancer
View all 24 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

See publications for Peter Ciolek, 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 2/14/2023, Dr. Ciolek 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

104 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr Ciolek is a very good doctor. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

One of the most outstanding doctors I've ever had

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Ciolek listened to my concerns and explained everything.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Love this Dr. He has given my face back as close to normal as can be. Excellent staff

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Ciolek is the best! Everything was great!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Ciolek is great

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

The doctor listened to our questions, provided us with realistic outcomes.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Ciolek has gone above and beyond in his care and concern for me from the moment I met him. He is truly remarkable.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Ciolek has been the singular most responsive and caring provider Aidan has had throughout his TBI recovery.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Sometimes it's hard to get an appointment with a good doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

My doctor listened carefully to my concerns & questions.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

The doctor was informed of my case and the history. He listened and asked questions.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr. Ciolek was extremely personable and took time to thoroughly describe the issue my nose has, how he could fix it, and the pros and cons to surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

We were very pleased with Dr. Ciolek.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr has always help answer questions and showed much respect and kindness, explaining everything and has helped me with my throat AND my nose .

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Ciolek is a fantastic physician! I would highly recommend!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr Ciolek very concerned and spoke candidly about putting a plan together and was exactly what I had in mind we are defiantly on the same page

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

I really enjoyed having Dr. Ciolek as my doctor. He is caring and excellent att what he does.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr Ciolek was great. He removed my stitches from my nose and showed me the CT scan of my broken nose and said he didn't think I needed surgery because it was a clean break. He said if I needed to come see him in near future he would definitely see me. Thank Dr Ciolek

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

It was a good experience. I asked questions and listened. Together, the doctor and I came to the conclusion that I don't need his services.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr Ciolek was very friendly and professional. He answered all my questions and gave me hope. God Bless Dr. Ciolek

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Doctor in his assistant openly discussed with me all options available present short-term and long-term

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Wonderful experience every time I come in for an appointment with Dr. Ciolek. He is professional, friendly and very skilled in his assessment and treatments provided.

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