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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Giancarlo Zuliani, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Residents Program Director
Vice-Chief Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201

Clinical Offices:

27177 Lahser Road, Suite 203
Southfield, MI 48304
(248) 357-4151

18181 Oakwood Blvd, Ste 402
Dearborn, MI 48124

1135 W. University, Suite 440
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 218-5557

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

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. He currently serves as the Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
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.

Awards & Honors

First Place Charles T. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Clinical Research presented at the 2006 Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (at COSM), Chicago IL (5/2006)

First Place William Potsic Award for Outstanding Basic Science Research presented at the 2007 Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (at COSM), San Diego CA (5/2007)
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
Links of Interest
Other Information


Co-I, “Biomechanical analysis of Absorbable Plate and Screw Fixation of fractures with the Sonic Weld system”.  KLS Martin, 2010, $4,300.00 

Selected Publications

(last 5 years)

Zuliani G, Narasimhan, K.  The Extended Dorsal-Shield Graft in Augmentation Rhinoplasty. ENT Journal. 2012 Dec; 91(12).

Lin H, Folbe A, Carron M, Zuliani G, Chen W, Yoo G, Mathog R. Single-Incision Transaxillary Robotic Thyroidectomy: Challenges and Limitations in a North American Population. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2012 Dec; 147(6).


Vandegriend ZP, Zuliani G. Nasal Resurfacing with Xenographic Bladder Bioscaffold Following Excision of Massive Rhinophyma. J Oto Rhinol. 2012 Nov; 1:3


Zuliani GFStem Cell Based Regenerative Medicine:  What is Science? What is Fiction? And what is Science Fiction?  J Otol Rhinol  2012 1:1


Zuliani GF, Silver WE. Analysis of nasal ptosis correction using lower lateral to upper lateral cartilage suspension.  Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Jan/Feb;13(1):26-30.


Coticchia J, Roeder D,  Zuliani G, Gow A, Garbern J. Auditory testing profiles of pelizaeus-merzbacher disease. Int J Pediatr Otothinolaryngol Extra 2011; 6(1): 23-29.


Zuliani G, Carlisle M, Duberstein A, Haupert M, Syamal M, Berk R, Du W, Coticchia J.  Biofilm density in the pediatric nasopharynx: recurrent acute otitis media versus obstructive sleep apnea.  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol  2009 Jul;118(7):519-24.


Silver WE, Zuliani GFManagement of the overprojected nose and ptotic nasal tip.  Anesthet Surg J  2009 May-Jun;29(3):253-8.

Book Chapters:

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

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