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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.

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
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 3/26/2021, 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

101 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

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Ciolek is very gentle & understood my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

*Dr. Peter was very professional and made me comfortable, informative throughout my visit with him.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Ciolek did an amazing restoration of my nose. The entire staff from start to finish was wonderful!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

First doctor who actually listened and answered questions. All Lake Hospital doctors only try to sell you unwanted expensive procedures.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

I feel very informed about my upcoming procedure. We discussed what I have going on at length and I was included in the planning process. I'm well aware of the risks and benefits of the procedure. Dr. Ciolek is very kind and respectful. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

This entire time from start to finish was wonderfully great..the Dr. Was very courteous and helpful in whole scary ordeal. Would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Ciolek is a great doctor, very professional and takes the time to assess his patients concerns and provides good care.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

we thought he was awesome he told us all the pros and cons!! went over the scan gave his recommendations took his time answered questions . we really felt good by the time we left the office with our decision and about the dr !!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr Ciolek is a kind, compassionate, and skilled doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

very nice doctor who gave me hope and very prompt service

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Ciolek was very kind and thoroughly explained my x-rays and any future treatment I may need. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

best Dr. ever!!!!

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