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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

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Center
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Abdomen
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Body
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Injections
  • Forehead & Eyebrow Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Hair Plugs
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Juvederm
  • Laser Peels
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lasers
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Lipoplasty
  • Neck Lift
  • Non-invasive Face Lift, Brow & Neck
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sculptra
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Care
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Enhancement
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 51 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging
  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Facial Aging
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nose Deformity
  • Ptosis
  • Small Breast Size
  • Wrinkles
View all 10 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, England
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 Education - 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 1/4/2021, 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

170 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

I was disappointed that I wasn't asked more questions to determine the issues and the best course of action. The Dr. was pleasant, just not very understanding. The lady who assisted me afterwards with the before pics was extremely sweet and as helpful as she could be!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr Zins for over 39 yrs. He truly is remarkable in his treatment! You can tell he loves his job and his patients.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I had a very easy time getting in touch with Dr. Zins and our appointment went very well.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. Zins

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Zins is a wonderful doctor in every way.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

i am from California and I am so happy that I chose Dr. Zins to care for me at the Cleveland Clinic. I do believe he is Michaelangelo!!! staff was supportive and fantastic. I was taken exactly on time for each and every appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Good experience, Dr Zins was thorough and answered all of my questions well.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

didn't like doctor only talk to me for 5 mins after paying 85 I only got 5 mins of his time acted like he didn't care about my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

dr Zin has been my doctor since 1989. I travel from atlanta Georgia so he must be excellent for a person to travel this distance to see him

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Zins is excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Zins and his staff are extremely professional and caring . They are the best in the entire state!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

The level of care extend it to me as a patient has been like no other. The doctor even provide his cell phone number should there be a reason to contact him. I would highly recommend Dr Zins. In fact a referral has already been established

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

DR ZINS IS EXTREMELY TALENTED & SKILLED, PLEASANT,& COMPASSIONATE IN CARE FOR HIS PATIENTS IN MY OPINION -HE IS THE BEST IN HIS FIELD

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

amazing doctor and surgeon. spends the right amount of time with me and addresses all my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

always a trusted provider

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

dr zins took time with me I didn't feel rushed

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Zins is a magnificent surgeon and a kind and compassionate physician. I trust his expertise and opinion. He listens to concerns and will offer reassurance and solutions if there's something that still isn't resolved to the patient's satisfaction.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

would definitely recommend Dr Zins for facelift surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

I was EXTREMELY pleased with Dr. Zins and staff. His dimeanor, skill level and willingness to provide as much time as necessary to my concerns and condition was far above & beyond my expectations.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr Zinn and his PA were caring and approachable

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Zins is the best! master of his trade. personable, friendly & is thorough!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I love Dr Zinns , he is a very caring provider and I respect his decisions and recommendations

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

very great experience during my consult. Dr Zins put me at ease went over everything so thoroughly and made me feel comfortable the whole time. I am excited to schedule my surgery with him.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Zins is very kind professional and makes you feel at ease. Always takes his time with you

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

*Dr. Zins is a talented, excellent surgeon & has a compassionate heart & cares about his patients - he is exceptional! HIGHLY recommended - very professional AND staff he works with also. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE & RESULT.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr Zins was thorough, friendly and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Zins is respectful and and an excellent practitioner.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

dr. zinc was sooo nice. truly human

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

This is a very caring Doctor. He is even funny

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Zinns and his staff are excellent. I've recommended him to several people.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Zins is a wonderful doctor who always explains everything.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

If I could give Dr. Zins and his PA/nurses and fellow a 10 on a 1-5 scale, I would! Dr. Zins exceeded every expectation I had -- his work was FANTASTIC, his pre-and post-care was kind and attentive, and he was very warm with a good bedside manner. His nurses/PAs (Melinda, Jamie and the last one whose name I forgot) were terrific -- good cheer, kind, patient. This was just a terrific experience!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. could not have been nicer. He felt really bad about the waiting room experience.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Zins is the Dr. Fauci of Plastic Surgery! He is the BEST!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Zins was very attentive and answered all of my questions. Very reassuring.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr Zin's and his team are great. Always prompt, professional and a pleasure to work with. They always take a minute to listen to any concerns and suggest the best solution.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Martha and the entire dr Zins team are fabulous!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr Zins is compassionate, caring and incredibly knowledgeable about best course of treatment and options.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Zins is an excellent care provider!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Zins staff is fabulous as is the good doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

great doctor & staff. everyone at this office is friendly, pleasant, efficient and they ALL do a great job!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

dr. Zin is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

excellent information shared by dr Zins nurse prior to my meeting with him

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

I have recommended dr.zins and his fine team to local people. they are top notch.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I found it strange dr zinns did not identify the man he came in with. I assume he was a scribe but actually have no way of knowing that as he was ignored ....

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

dr Zins is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I was highly impressed with Dr. Zins. Exceptional medical experience.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

For the consultation with Dr. Zins, the facetime interaction was very effective.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Covid19 was a little hurdle. not anything that could be controlled by the doctor but did cause a delay.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Zins is always very caring and spends as much time as you need to discuss any concerns/questions

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