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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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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 Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

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 Liposhaving
  • Endoscopic Nasal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laser-Assisted Tonsil Removal Surgery (Tonsillectomy)
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Gland Removal 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
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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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