School of Medicine

The Case Western Reserve University / UH Plastic Surgery program seeks to maximize resident education and exposure through its affiliations with other institutions around the city.

MetroHealth Medical Center

The MetroHealth System was founded in 1837 with its primary mission to serve the vulnerable population, which has remained the same 180 years later. MetroHealth serves as our designated county hospital. It is a Level I Adult Trauma Center, a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio. As an academic medical center, all active MetroHealth staff hold a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, greatly facilitating teaching and research.

The MetroHealth System is composed of four hospitals, four emergency departments, more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites around Cuyahoga County. The main campus, MetroHealth Medical Center currently has over 700 beds and is undergoing a greater than $900 million transformation expected to finish in 2022. 

Residents' involvement within the MetroHealth System includes the main campus as well as ambulatory surgery centers, such as MetroHealth Brecksville Ambulatory Surgery Center, located less than 15 minutes away from the main campus. Visit MetroHealth Plastic Surgery for more information.

Zeeba Clinic – Bahman Guyuron, MD

Starting as early as third year, residents have the unique opportunity to work on a yearly basis directly with Dr. Bahman Guyuron, an internationally renowned pioneer plastic surgeon namely in the fields of migraine surgery and rhinoplasty. During this time, residents are fully immersed in the practice of migraine surgery from patient selection to surgery and post-operative management while learning from the master himself. Additionally, residents get first-hand experience with complex primary and revision rhinoplasty as well as facial and body cosmetic surgery in a private practice setting at Zeeba Clinic.

Pandrangi Plastic Surgery – Vasu Pandrangi, MD

During the community rotation and as part of our cosmetic clinic, residents have the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Pandrangi who has been practicing cosmetic plastic surgery for over 40 years. With his extensive experience, residents get a full-immersion to the full breadth of cosmetic surgery in the community setting. For more information, visit Pandrangi Plastic Surgery.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery – Daniel A. Medalie, MD

During the community rotation, residents have the opportunity to rotate with Dr. Daniel Medalie, a pioneer in transgender surgery, in his own private practice. During this time, residents get full immersion to both top and bottom gender affirmation surgery as well as general cosmetic surgery. After many years of a busy academic practice at Case Western Reserve University-affiliated institutions including UH, VA, MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic, he has transitioned to a full-time community practice to pursue his special interest in gender affirmation surgery. For more information, visit Cleveland Plastic Surgery.

Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa – Steven Goldman, MD

During the community rotation, residents also have the opportunity to rotate with dual trained (ENT-Plastic Surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman in his own private practice. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of plastic surgery residency from Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals. During this time, residents will get a full immersion into cosmetic plastic surgery in the private practice setting. For more information visit Beachwood Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa.