Treatment & Services
- Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult and Pediatric Facial Trauma
- Aging Body
- Aging or Painful Skin
- Benign Maxillofacial Tumors
- Benign Skull Base Tumors
- Benign Tumors Of The Head
- Benign Tumors Of The Neck
- Birth Defects
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Craniofacial Disorders
- Dentofacial Deformities
- Eagle Syndrome
- Excess Skin After Weight Loss
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Eyelid Tumors
- Facial Aging
- Facial Nerve Disorders
- Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Head and Neck Masses
- Head and Neck Trauma
- Head And Neck Tumors
- Health and Wellness
- Malignant Tumors Of The Head
- Mastectomy Defects
- Maxillofacial Deformities
- Moebius Syndrome
- Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasal Obstruction
- Nasal Polyps
- Nasal Valve Collapse
- Nasal-Sinus Disease
- Nose Deformity
- Nose Or Nasal Problems
- Parotid Gland Problems
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric Birthmark
- Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders
- Pediatric Head And Neck Cancer
- Salivary Gland Diseases
- Skull Base Lesions
- Vascular Malformations
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Primary Children's Hospital
Craniomaxillofacial/Ped Pla Su
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Northeast Ohio Univ. Col. of Med.
Rootstown, OH USA
Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA
Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
- Craniomaxillofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Intermountain Craniofacial Center, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1991-1992.ResidencyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 1989-1991.FellowshipGeorge and Grace Crile Traveling Surgical Fellowship, Maxillofacial Reconstruction, University of Basel Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland, March 1991 - May 1991.ResidencyOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1985-1989.PreceptorshipFacial Plastic Surgery, New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgical Center, New Orleans, LA Calvin Johnson, MD - Director, February - May 1988.InternshipGeneral Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1984-1985.Flexible Surgical InternshipRiverside Methodist Hospital,1983-84.
- Surgical Team – First American Face Transplant – Total Lefort III maxillary zygomatic microvascular composite tissue allograft reconstruction
- First Robotic Endoscopic Nerve Interpositional Graft: Pudendal Nerve – Sural Nerve Graft
- First Endoscopic Repair of Skull Base CSF leaks
- Fulcrum Spreader Graft for Internal Valve Nasal Collapse
- Bone Anchored Facial Suspension for Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Maxillary approach for neuromodulation of Sphenopalatine ganglion and Cluster/Migraine Headache
- Plastic Surgery
breast surgery, craniomaxillofacial, facial cosmetic, pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, rhinoplasty
Awards & Honors
- George and Grace Crile Traveling Surgical Fellowship Award, 1989
- Hall of Fame – Elyria High School, 2010
- Innovation Award, Cleveland Clinic 2008, 2010, 2011
- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons – Best Clinical ASPS Journal Publication 2011 “First U.S. Near-Total Human Face Transplantation: A Paradigm Shift for Massive Complex Injuries” – 2nd Co-author
- Best Design Poster, 1st Place, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
- Kauffman Fellow Scholarship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurial Studies, 2007
- Golden Scalpel Award, Plastic Surgery Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic 1996
- Ohio Valley Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society Resident Research Award, 1990
- A-O Synthes Maxillofacial International Scholarship, 1990
- American College of Surgeons (Ohio Chapter), Surgical Research Award - Honorable Mention, 1990
- Northeastern Ohio Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Research Award - 1st place, 1989
- American Rhinologic Society Resident Essay Award - Honorable Mention, 1989
- Student Leadership Award, Ohio State Medical Association, 1983
- Outstanding Young Men in USA, Member National Jaycees, 1982
- Melvin E. Jones Research Foundation Memorial Scholarship, 1981
- Honor's College, Ohio University
- National Honors Society, 1971Best Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc. 2001 - present
- Best Doctors, Plastic Surgery, Northeastern Ohio Live Magazine, 2001-present
- Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who Publications
- Who’s Who in Healthcare, Marquis Who’s Who Publications
- Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who Publications
- Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America
- America’s Best Doctors, Castle Connelly
Innovations & Patents
- US Patent 6,423,019 Cranial Remodeling Headpiece
- US Patent 6,460,207 Anti-SIDS Pediatric Headrest
- US Patent 6,517,542 Modular Bone Anchoring System
- US Patent 6,594,839 Surgical Headrest
- US Patent 6,800,087 Blancett System for Temperature Regulation of Patient Patent Applications:US Patent App #20100143413 Apparatus and Method for Treating Neuromuscular Defect
- US Patent App #20100185258 Surgical Guide & Method for Guiding therapy Delivery Device into the Pterygopalatine Fossa
- US Patent App Iontophoretic Negative Pressure Wound Healing Device Surgical Innovation:Craniofacial Surgeon/Team Member-America's First Face Transplant
- Robotic Endoscopic Repair of Pudendal Nerves during Radical Prostatectomy
- Transnasal Endoscopic Repair of Sphenoid Sinus CS7 Leaks
- Fulcrum Spreader Graft for Nasal Valve Repair
- Trans Buccal Gingival Approach to Spenopalatine Ganglia
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons.
- Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
- Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Fellow, (Honorary) American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Member, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
- Member, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
- Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
- Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
- Member, International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.
- Member, Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
- Member, American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association.
- Member, Northeast Ohio Medical Society (executive committee).
- Member, Professional Fellow, Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve
- Member, Tissue Engineering Society.
- Member, Robin Anderson Society (Plastic Surgical Alumni), Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
- Member, A-O Maxillofacial Fellowship Alumni.
- Member, Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (surgical representative –past)
Research & Publications
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As of 10/30/2013, Dr. Papay 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.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Papay receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
Equity Dr. Papay owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:
- Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
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83 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
3 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018
This was a follow-up appointment post CT scan. Dr. Papay explained findings on the scan, outlined what he could do surgically, discussed other possible treatments, and end results of no treatment. Answered all my questions. He was kind, fun, respectful and provided me with info to make the best decision.
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017
The doctor and his staff were phenomenal. Wait time was minimum, the doctor heard what we had to say, gave us all the information we needed, asking my daughter how familiar she is with what we were in for. The whole visit was exceptional from check in to check out.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2017
Dr. Papay was extremely kind, professional, compassionate, and had great bedside manner. He is obviously extremely knowledgable and in high demand, which is why it takes months to get in to see him, but well worth the wait! We were very happy with him, his assistants, and his diagnosis and proposed treatment!
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