Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.4004
Desk:
216.444.6821
Fax:
216.444.9419

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arm Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Center
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Juvederm
  • Laser Peels
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Sculptra
  • Skin Care
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 24 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Facial Aging
  • Nose Deformity
  • Small Breast Size
  • Wrinkles
View all 6 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Biography

About James Zins, MD

James E. Zins, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Zins completed his internship, residency in general and plastic surgery and a fellowship in craniofacial research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a maxillofacial fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England, and an honorary research fellowship at University College Hospital in London.

Dr. Zins specializes in facial cosmetic surgery including face lifts (rhytidectomy); neck, forehead and eyebrow lifts; eyelid surgery and cosmetic nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). His interests include Botox® and cosmetic injectable fillers, including human fat injections, Juvederm®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, Restylane® and Sculptra®.

He has been listed as a life member of the National Registry’s Who’s Who, in Best Doctors in the Midwest, and in Cleveland Magazine’s "Top Doctors."

A frequent lecturer at national and international meetings, Dr. Zins has served as the president of the Northeast Ohio Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also is a founding member of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a board member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.  Additionally, Dr. Zins is Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and serves as an Oral Board senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He serves on the editorial boards of multiple plastic surgery journals including Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Section of the Annals of Plastic Surgery; Associate Editor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and on the editorial board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals and more than 10 book chapters. He is an innovator of face lift alternatives.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1983

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Maxillofacial
London,
1983

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Plastic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1982

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1980

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Craniofacial Research
Philadelphia, PA USA
1978

Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1975

Medical School - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
MD
Philadelphia, PA USA
1974

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
1970

Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cosmetic Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Northern Ohio Live, "Top Docs," 2007
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005-2006
  • America’s Top Physicians, 2004-2005
  • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003-2004
  • Best Doctors, www.bestdoctors.com, 2001-2002
  • National Registry of Who’s Who, Life Member (Membership #108-548), 2000 Edition
  • Cleveland Clinic Teacher of the Year, 2001-2002
  • Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 1998
  • The Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region, Woodward/White, Inc., 1998
  • The Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region, Woodward/White, Inc., 1996

Innovations & Patents

  • Popularized the minimally invasive neck 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 2/1/2017, Dr. Zins 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

165 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

The doctor and assistants were attentive and answered any questions I had clearly. they patiently tried to prevent any misunderstandings.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2017

He is the best of best Doctor and his all team are very good. They know what to do and I love to talk about his to my friends and family members

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2017

Dr. Zins always listens carefully to what I say, makes suggestions, then we decide together what should be done. He is extremely respectful of my opinions and preferences.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

Dr. Zins is truly exceptional as a surgeon and his post-op care is exemplary. The whole experience is top of the line. Friends are jealous and want to schedule with Dr. Zins.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016

Dr. Zins is an excellent physician; I highly recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016

Dr Zins is by far one of the best physicians I've had the pleasure to be treated by during the 29 years I have lived in he Cleveland area. He is an excellent surgeon, and I would be hard pressed to have another doctor operate on me.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016

Could not ask for a better treatment, Dr. Zins is exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016

this visit was very rushed and I was not able to ask the questions I needed answers for. Several of these are fairly significant

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016

Dr. Zins is the most wonderful MD and human being. CCF is very fortunate to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016

Dr. Zins does an excellent job of explaining procedures and requests and respects my input. I'm very pleased with the results. He has an artist's eye.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016

Treated with respect. Dr. Zins covered all aspects of needs for procedure with me . Caring and understood anxiety level prior to procedure, very reassuring . All physicians should treat their patients with the respect and caring approach that Dr. Zins has.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2016

I have been seeing him as a patient for over 10 years and think the world of him. I trust him implicitly.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2016

Good

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