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Meet Dr. Jim Parry - Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jim Parry’s Background

Dr. Jim Parry is a highly skilled double board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Cleveland area who specializes in cosmetic and reconstruction surgery of the face and neck. After graduating from Kent State University, Magna Cum Laude, he attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated in the top 5% of his medical school class and was elected to the prestigious Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Parry completed a five–year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at SUNY (State University of New York), Upstate Medical University, Syracuse New York. He went on to complete an additional one-year fellowship specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the tutelage of internationally-renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Calvin Johnson Jr. at Tulane Medical University & Hedgewood Surgical Center in New Orleans. It was under the guidance of Dr. Calvin Johnson that Dr. Parry mastered the renowned technique of the deep plane facelift. The deep plane facelift, unlike the standard SMAS (submusculoaponeurotic system) facelift performed by most plastic surgeons today allows for a more natural looking and long-lasting result by repositioning the underlying deep facial tissues, which results in less pulling of the skin. 

Colonel (Dr.) Jim Parry’s Military Service

Dr. Parry continues to serve his country as a United States Air Force officer at the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard. He currently serves as the 179th Medical Group Commander and has obtained the prestige rank of Colonel.  During his 31-year distinguished career, he has served his country faithfully and honorably. He has deployed numerous times in support of multiple combat missions to include Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel (Dr.) Parry has also deployed in support of several humanitarian missions to Sarajevo, Bosnia, as well as earthquake and hurricane recovery operations in Haiti. In the last year alone, Colonel (Dr.) Parry has deployed to the Caribbean for humanitarian support of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. He has also deployed to Chad Africa on a humanitarian mission to bring medical care to people living in remote, austere environments. In Oct 2017, Colonel (Dr.) Parry returned from serving with the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Anderson Air Base, Guam in support of the Pacific Theater Security Package. In 2009, Dr. Parry was awarded the Valley Forge Certificate for Heroism for voluntary risk of life and heroic actions performed during a gang shooting on Mardi Gras Day, 2009 in New Orleans. Dr. Parry lives by very high standards to include the Air Force core values of “Integrity First”, “Service Before Self” and “Excellence in All We Do”.

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Dr. Jim Parry’s Philosophy

Dr. Jim Parry is a dedicated and compassionate physician committed to providing his patients with the highest level of expertise and quality in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Always striving for the natural appearance, Dr. Parry adheres to the philosophy of a balanced approach to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Parry is a double board certified, fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon from the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology (ENT).  As a highly specialized surgeon, Dr. Parry only performs surgery of the face and neck which allows him to offer patients the highest level of expertise and care. With his keen knowledge of facial anatomy and attention to detail he is best suited for performing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. He performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as non-surgical procedures of the face such as injectables and filler treatments. Dr. Parry has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research and scientific data in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at various conferences throughout the country. 

Always trust your face to a double board certified, fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon