Ara A. Chalian, MD

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Dr. Chalian serves as Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery and as a Head and Neck Surgeon within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Penn Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience and his clinical practice focuses on advanced cancers, benign disease, complex reconstructive surgery with the full spectrum of micro-vascular free tissue transfer, and TORS (Robotic surgery of the head and neck).

In addition to his practice, Dr. Chalian has authored over 55 peer reviewed clinical and scientific papers and over 15 book chapters. His research spans molecular biology, mechanisms of head and neck cancer, and oncologic wound healing and the influence of hyperbaric oxygen while his clinical research and inquiry includes collaborative work in clinical and surgical safety and quality including clinical and administrative foci in surgical patient safety initiatives.

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018
Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018
Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2021

Twitter: @pennmedicine



Services: blepharoplasty, brow lift, cleft lip repair, collagen injection, cosmetic facial surgery, cross face nerve graft, da vinci head & neck surgery, dermal fillers, digastric muscle transfer, ear plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, eyelid repair, face lift, facial asymmetry surgery, facial nerve graft, facial paralysis reconstruction, facial reconstruction, fine needle aspiration, frontalis muscle transfer, gold eyelid weight, head and neck cancer surgery, hypoglossal nerve transfers, interposition nerve grafts, jaw bone graft, jaw reconstruction, laryngectomy, laryngoscopy, local muscle transfers, mandibulectomy, masseter to facial nerve transfer, maxillectomy, microsurgery, microvascular flap reconstruction, mid face lift, neck biopsy, neck mass excision, neck plastic surgery, neck reconstruction, parathyroidectomy, pharyngeal flap surgery, reconstruction of ear, reconstruction of nose, reconstructive plastic surgery, skin cancer surgery, temporalis muscle transfers, thyroid surgery, transnasal esophagoscopy, transoral robotic surgery (tors), transoral thyroidectomy


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