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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 2015

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

Specialty:

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
  • Ear, Nose and Throat - Head and Neck Surgery
    • Cranial Base Surgery
    • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Thyroid
    • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer Surgery
  • chin implants
  • craniofacial reconstruction - post-trauma
  • dermatologic surgery
  • Deviated Septum
  • droopy eyelid
  • endoscopic nasal surgery
  • eyelid blepharoplasty
  • facial lesions
  • facial paralysis - nerve graft
  • facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • flap - muscle/tissue replacement
  • head reconstruction
  • head surgery
  • head/neck microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • jaw - microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • jaw reconstruction
  • lesions - precancerous
  • liposhaving
  • maxillofacial reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • melanoma - removal
  • microvascular surgery
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • nasal surgery
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • neck reconstruction
  • neck surgery
  • nose surgery - cosmetic
  • nose surgery - septoplasty
  • otoplasty
  • otoplasty (ear tuck/pinning)
  • otoplasty (large ears)
  • parathyroid surgery
  • parotid surgery
  • pigmented lesion removal
  • removal of skin growths
  • rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • rhinoplasty with SMR breathing
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • septoplasty - deviated septum
  • septoplasty - nose/bone cartilage
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • skin lesion biopsy
  • skin lesion removal
  • skull base surgery - mid-face
  • Throat Cancer
  • thyroid surgery
  • tonsil laser surgery
  • Tonsillitis
  • 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
  • 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 Care
  • 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

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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