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Ara A. Chalian, MD

Ara A. Chalian, MD Physician

Director, Facial Plastic Reconstruction
Director, Microvascular Lab
Patient Safety Officer
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Chalian is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Ara A. Chalian

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Deviated Septum
  • Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) Surgery
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Nasal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Head/Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Laser-Assisted Tonsil Removal Surgery (Tonsillectomy)
  • Liposhaving
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parotid Surgery (Parotidectomy)
  • Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Rhinoplasty With SMR Breathing
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skull Base Surgery - Mid-Face
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Advance Training Council, National American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, National American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, National American Geriatric Society, National American Head & Neck Society, National American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology, National Armenia Medical Association, International Armenian-American Medical & Dental Association, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Laryngologic Society, Local Philadelphia Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons, Local Philadelphia Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons, Local Society of University Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chalian is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Intramural Mailcode 4283

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5559
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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