Giancarlo Zuliani, M.D.

Giancarlo Zuliani, M.D.


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Giancarlo Zuliani, M.D.

Position Title

Associate Professor
Clinical Educator track, full time
Vice-Chief Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Office Address

Zuliani Facial Aesthetics 
50 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 280 
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304 


Links of Interest 

Narrative Bio

Giancarlo Zuliani, M.D. is a double board certified surgeon who specializes in the treatment of aesthetic, functional, and reconstructive concerns in and around the head and neck.
Dr. Zuliani received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Following this he completed medical school, general surgery internship, and residency at Wayne State University. He was then selected as one of only 40 national and international applicants to gain acceptance to a prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship.  After completing his training, sponsored by Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA, with one of the founders of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Zuliani brought his expertise, talents, and experience and returned to his hometown, Detroit, MI.  He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. 
Dr. Zuliani has given numerous award winning national presentations and has contributed many journal articles to the scientific literature.  His current clinical and research efforts center around nasal function and aesthetics, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, and the reconstruction of extensive skin cancer defects of the head and neck.

2013, 2014  “Detroit Super Doctors,” Health Insurance Marketplace

2012  “Guide to America’s Top Physicians,” Consumers’ Research Council of America

2012  Faculty Preceptor of the Ben Schuster Memorial Award presented to the best resident research project given at the annual AAFPRS meeting, Washington DC. Project entitled: Stability of midface fracture repair using absorbable plate and screw system pilot holes drilled and pin placement at angles other than 90 degrees.

2011-2013 Styleline Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award “Best Facial Plastic Surgeon”

2011  First Place, Resident Research Award (faculty preceptor), Michigan Otolaryngological Society Annual Meeting. Project entitled, Stability of midface fracture repair using absorbable plate and screw system pilot holes drilled and pin placement at angles other than 90 degrees.

2012  Oakwood Hospital Everyday Heroes award for 2012

Other Information


Mentor: Giancarlo Zuliani, MD, PI: Daniela Burchhardt, MD-PGY4 resident "Development of a Novel Rhinoplasty Surgery Model via 3D Printing", 2015, WSU GME Seed Grant Award $2,500.

Co-I, “Use of Cyanoacrylate for Improved Stability in Endoscopic Brow Lifting.” MicroAire, 2013, $5000.

Ethicon surgical grant for Wayne State University Facial Plastics Course, 2011, $1000.

Co-I, “Biomechanical analysis of Absorbable Plate and Screw Fixation of fractures with the Sonic Weld system”. KLS Martin, 2010, $4,300

Post Graduate Training

Surgical intern, 07/2003-06/2004 - Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Department of General Surgery, Detroit, MI

Resident, 07/2004-06/2007 - Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Detroit, MI

Chief Resident, 07/2007-06/2008 - Wayne State University, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Detroit, MI American

Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Sponsored Fellow, 07/2008-06/2009  

Preceptor: William E. Silver M.D.; Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Atlanta, GA


(last 5 years)

Rayess HM, Gupta A, Nissan M, Carron MA, Zuliani G, Search Engine Optimization: an Analysis of Rhinoplasty Websites.  December 2017 Facial Plastic Surgery 33(06):665-669 DOI:10.1055/s-0037-1607973

Ramsey T, Lai W, Guo E, Svider PF, Zuliani G, Eloy JA, Folbe A.  Clinical Trials in rhinosinusitis: Identifying areas for improvement  Laryngoscope 2017 Nov 6.  DOI: 10.1002/lary.26912 

Rayess HM, Svider PF, Hanba C, Patel VS, DeJoseph L, Carron MA, Zuliani GF. An analysis of adverse Events and Litigation for Injectable Fillers. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. In press September 2017.  

Patel S, Sturm A, Bobian M, Svider PF, Zuliani G, Kridel R. Reasoned Opioid Use After Rhinoplasty. JAMA – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (In Press 2017).

Blasco MA, Kandinov A, Svider PF, Hanba C Gonik NJ, Zuliani GF, Shkoukani MA, Carron MA. Rattled: An In-Depth Analysis of Facial Trauma Among Toddlers. Pediatric Emergency Care. 
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Sep 25. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001284. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28953099

Kandinov A, Mutchnick S, Nangia V, Svider PF, Zuliani GF, Shkoukani MA, Carron MA. Analysis of Factors Associated With Rhytidectomy Malpractice Litigation Cases. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Jul 1;19(4):255-259. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1782. PMID: 28199538

Bobian M, El-Kashlan N, Hanba CJ, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA, Zuliani GF, Carron M. Traumatic Facial Injuries among Elderly Nursing Home Residents: Never Event or Frequent Occurrence?  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun 1;143(6):569-573. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2016.4275. PMID: 28301646

Gupta A, Svider PF, Rayess H, Sheyn A, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA, Zuliani G, Carron MA. Pediatric Rhinoplasty: A Discussion of Perioperative Considerations and Systematic Review. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2017 Jan;92:11-16. PMID: 28012510.

Hanba C, Svider PF, Chen FS, Carron MA, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA, Zuliani GF. Race and Sex Differences in Adult Facial Fracture Risk. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Jul 14. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0714. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27414775

Rayess H, Zuliani GF, Gupta A, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA, Carron MA. Critical Analysis of the Quality, Readability, and Technical Aspects of Online Information Provided for Neck- Lifts. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online November 3, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1219

Rayess HM, Gupta A, Svider PF, Raza SN, Shkoukani M, Zuliani GF, Carron MA. A Critical Analysis of Melanoma Malpractice Litigation: Should We Biopsy Everything? Laryngoscope. 2016 Aug 2. doi: 10.1002/lary.26167. [Epub ahead of print] Laryngoscope 2017; 127(1): 134-139. PMID: 27480801

Svider PF, Bobian M, Hojjat H, Sheyn A, Zuliani G, Eloy JA, Folbe AJ. A Chilling Reminder: Pediatric Facial Trauma from Recreational Winter Activities. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug;87:78-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.05.025. Epub 2016 Jun 1. PMID: 27368447

Hanba C, Gupta A, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA, Zuliani GF, Carron MA. Forgetful But Not Forgotten: Bathroom-Related Craniofacial Trauma Among the Elderly. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul 14. doi: 10.1002/lary.26111. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27411519

Hojjat H, Svider PF, Lin HS, Folbe AJ, Shkoukani MA, Eloy JA, Zuliani G. Adding Injury to Insult: A Population-Based Analysis of Combat-Sport Related Facial Injury. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Aug;125(8):652-9. doi: 10.1177/0003489416644617. Epub 2016 May 17. PMID: 27189152

Svider PF, Chen M, Burchhardt D, O’Brien PS, Shkoukani MA, Zuliani GF, Folbe AJ. The Vicious Cycle: Pediatric Facial Trauma from Bicycling. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb;154(2):371-6. doi: 10.1177/0194599815618932. Epub 2015 Dec 2. PMID: 26631380

Carniol ET, Shaigany K, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Zuliani GF, Baredes S, Eloy JA. "Beaned": A 5-Year Analysis of Baseball-Related Injuries of the Face. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec;153(6):957-61. doi: 10.1177/0194599815602668. Epub 2015 Sep 9. PMID: 26354029

Hojjat HH, Johnson AP, Svider PF, Hong R, Zuliani G, Folbe AJ, Shkoukani M. Scholarly Investigation into Otitis Media: Who is Receiving NIH Funding Support? Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul;125(7):1708-14. doi: 10.1002/lary.25118. Epub 2015 Feb 13. PMID: 25684148

Soares DJ, Dejoseph LM, Zuliani GF, Liebertz DJ, Patel VS. Impact of Postreconstitution Room Temperature Storage on the Efficacy of IncobotulinumtoxinA Treatment of Dynamic Lateral Canthus Lines. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Jun;41(6):712-7. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000365. PMID: 25973563

Johnson AP, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Raza SN, Shkoukani M, Eloy JA, Zuliani G. An evaluation of geographic trends in the otolaryngology residency match: home is where the heart is. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 May 1;141(5):424-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0219. PMID: 25763804

Schwartz SJ, Svider PF, Shah P, Zuliani G, Eloy JA, Setzen M, Folbe AJ. Voicing an impact: who does the National Institutes of Health support for voice disorder research? Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Mar-Apr;36(2):178-83. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2014.10.026. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

Heilbronn CM, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Shkoukani MA, Carron MA, Eloy JA, Zuliani G. Burns in the Head and Neck: A National Representative Analysis of Emergency Department Visits. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1002/lary.25132. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25643641

Svider PF, Eloy JA, Folbe AJ, Carron M, Zuliani G, Shkoukani M. Craniofacial Surgery and Adverse Outcomes: An Inquiry into Medical Negligence. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Jul;124(7):515-22. doi: 10.1177/0003489414567937. Epub 2015 Jan 16. PMID: 25595141

Farida JP, Lawrence LA, Svider PF, Shkoukani M, Zuliani G, Folbe AJ, Carron MA. Protecting the Airway and the Physician: Aspects of Litigation Arising from Tracheotomy. Head Neck. 2014 Dec 18. doi: 10.1002/hed.23950. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25524374

Tsveti Markova, MD, Lisa Dillon, PhD, Pierre Morris, MD, Khalid Zakaria,MD Giancarlo Zuliani, MD, Outcomes Of An Institutional Quality And Safety Residency Program Initiative. Performance Improvement, vol. 53, no. 10, (13-21) November/December 2014. ©2014 International Society for Performance Improvement Published online in Wiley Online Library ( • DOI: 10.1002/pfi.21444

Lawrence LA, Svider PF, Raza SN, Zuliani G, Carron MA, Folbe AJ. Hockey Related Facial Injuries: A Population-‐Based Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug 28. doi: 10.1002/lary.24893. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25169755

Svider PF, Sheyn A, Folbe E, Sekhsaria V, Zuliani G, Eloy JA, Folbe A. How did that get there? A Population-Based Analysis of Foreign Bodies. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Nov;4(11):944-9. doi: 10.1002/alr.21396. Epub 2014 Sep 15. PMID: 25224397

Svider PF, Gupta A, Johnson AP, Zuliani G, Shkoukani MA, Eloy JA, Folbe AJ. Evaluation of Otolaryngology Program Websites? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct;140(10):956-60. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1714. PMID: 25188904 .

Svider PF, Jiron J, Zuliani G, Shkoukani MA, Folbe AJ, Carron MA. Unattractive Consequences: Litigation from Facial Dermabrasion and Chemical Peel Procedures. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Nov;34(8):1244-9. doi: 10.1177/1090820X14547948. Epub 2014 Aug 28. PMID: 25168155

Svider PF, Johnson AP, Folbe AJ, Carron MA, Eloy JA, Zuliani G. Assault by Battery: Battery-Related Injury in the Head and Neck. Laryngoscope 2014 Oct; 124(10):2257-61. doi: 10.1002/lary.24686. Epub 2014 Jun 3. Published Online March 24, 2014 [doi 10.1002/lary.24686]. PMID: 24659384.

Folbe AJ, Svider PF, Setzen M, Zuliani G, Lin HS, Eloy JA. Scientific inquiry into rhinosinusitis: Who is receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health? Laryngoscope. 2014 Jun;124(6):1301-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.24525. Epub 2014 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24242361 

Book Chapters:

Management of Penetrating Injuries to the Neck and Face in Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma, 2nd edition, Mathog RH et al, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2012

Special Senses of the Eye and Ear, The Language of Ophthalmology and Otology in Allen/Lockyer Medical Language for Modern Health Care, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009

Residency Year

B.A. in Biology & Society, 08/1993-05/1997 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.D. 08/1999-06/2003 - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Internship: Surgery, Wayne State University, 2003-2004
Residency: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University, 2004-2005

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