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Paul D. Durand, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Paul D. Durand is a board-certified Cleveland Clinic-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in procedures of the face and body. Born in Miami and raised in Peru, he obtained all his medical education and training in the United States. Dr. Durand has maintained close ties to his hometown of Lima, which inspired a passion for international mission work in South America, completing his seventh cleft surgery mission trip last year.

Education and Training

Dr. Durand completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic, which is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the world. During this time, Dr. Durand was part of the team that successfully performed the first face transplant in the United States. His second face transplant surgery received significant media attention, as it was performed on the youngest person in the world to undergo such an extensive procedure.

Dr. Durand is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Following his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic,

Dr. Durand completed a fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, considered the top program in the nation for cosmetic surgery. Since then, Dr. Durand has gained extensive recognition in both plastic and reconstructive surgery and has presented and published on numerous topics, including invitations to lecture and perform live surgical demonstrations in Latin America and Asia.

Dr. Durand is licensed to practice in the state of Florida, Texas, and Ohio.

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years of training
years training at the
Cleveland Clinic
surgical mission trips to
South America

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Durand specializes in aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body, as well as non-invasive procedures like injectables and lasers. He has a special interest in facial rejuvenation, breast, and rhinoplasty (nose) surgery.

In addition, Dr. Durand has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex cosmetic and reconstructive cases. While at the Cleveland Clinic, he received specialized training in reconstruction after cancer surgery. Dr. Durand actively participated in two face transplants as part of the surgical team that performed the first of these in the United States.

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Professional Accolades and Research