About the Program


One of the many areas of emphasis here at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to impart the knowledge and skills of our specialty plastic surgeons onto a new generation of doctors. As a teaching hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine has afforded our department opportunities to train and educate the many talented students who are the future of plastic surgery.

Our principal plastic surgery training curriculum involves a six-year joint general surgery and plastic surgery program, accepting two applicants annually at the PGY1 level. There are two structured years of surgical specialties and general surgery, along with a four-year plastic surgery residency. This includes two months of training on the plastic surgery service. After the prerequisite years, residents begin a four-hospital rotation. During this period, they will gain experience in general plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial and hand trauma surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, burn surgery and microsurgery. Fellowship programs and academic and community practice often follow graduation.

The program has experienced unprecedented success in recruiting the very best match candidates from around the country and world. Appointments at Ohio State are for one year and must be annually renewed; however, good performance will enable trainees to complete the entire six-year curriculum. It will also qualify the trainee for American Board of Plastic Surgery examinations.

Integrated Program

Integrated Program

The Integrated Residency Program offered by The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery accepts two applicants for the PGY1 year annually. The integrated program is six years in duration. It's structured in blocks aimed to provide a strong foundation in the management of surgical patients with increasingly progressive responsibility according to the level of training and knowledge and training in surgical subspecialties that are closely related to plastic surgery.

The curriculum provides experience across all areas of the discipline, including anesthesiology, burn management, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, oncologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, trauma management and vascular surgery. The integrated program consists of two specially structured years of general surgery and applicable surgical sub-specialties.

After successfully completing the two prerequisite years, residents enter four years of plastic surgery training with rotations in four freestanding health care systems – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Grant Medical Center. During these final years, residents learn all aspects of plastic surgery including facial and hand trauma surgery, microsurgery, pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate, oncologic reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery.

Graduates of this program assume positions in fellowships and enter both academic and community practice. Although all appointments with Ohio State are made for one year and must be renewed annually, satisfactory performance will ensure completion of the entire six-year curriculum and will qualify the trainee for the examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Application Process

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program. This service, which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean’s letters, transcripts and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any additional documents in addition to ERAS requirements. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. Selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For more information, please contact:

Stacey Seibert
Education Program Manager
Stacey.Seibert@osumc.edu

Department of Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-293-9030
Fax: 614-293-9024

Independent Program

Independent Program

The independent program is three years in duration with rotations in four freestanding health care systems. During these three years, residents learn general plastic surgery, burn surgery, facial and hand trauma surgery, microsurgery for correction of traumatic and oncological defects, pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate and cosmetic surgery.

Graduates of this program assume positions in fellowships and enter both academic and community practice.

Although all appointments at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are made for one year and must be renewed annually, satisfactory performance will ensure completion of the entire three year curriculum and will qualify the trainee for the examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The Independent Residency Program accepts one applicant annually. This program is designed for applicants that have successfully fulfilled the American Board of Plastic Surgery requirements. Applications are accepted through the San Francisco Match, while selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

Application Process

We accept applications through the San Francisco Match. This service transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean’s letters, transcripts and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any additional documents in addition to SF Match requirements. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. Selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For more information, please contact:

Stacey Seibert
Education Program Manager
Stacey.Seibert@osumc.edu

Department of Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-293-9030
Fax: 614-293-9024

Participating Institutions

Participating Institutions

wexner
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
     nationwide
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43250
        
riverside
Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214
     Grant
Grant Medical Center
111 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Resident Research

Resident Research

Resident Research

Current Projects

  • Direct Intraoperative Pectoralis Block in Implant Reconstruction and Post Operative Pain

  • Assessing the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Posterior Pharyngeal Flap Surgery in Patients with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

  • The “Trap Door” Flap for Management of Posterior Cervical Spine Wounds.  

  • Prophylactic Lymphvenous Bypass

  • Treatment of Head and Neck Lymphedema

  • Lymphatic Mapping

  • Aesthetic Surgery Training in Residency

  • How Retrospective Reviews are Done in Plastic Surgery

  • Residual Limb Reconstruction: Utilization of the Reconstructive Ladder to Optimize Outcomes“

  • Review article on Inframammary Fold Reconstruction

  • A case series on the Ryan Procedure

  • Pain Management Following Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

  • Breast ERAS protocol 

  • Residual limb reconstruction: Utilization of the Reconstructive Ladder to Optimize Outcomes

  • Current Problems in Surgery Journal on Reconstruction Regarding Oncologic Resections

  • Use of Dermal Regeneration Templates in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

  • Direct Intraoperative Pectoralis Block in Implant Reconstruction and Post Operative Pain

  • Multicenter Migraine Headache Study

  • TMR/Peripheral Nerve

  • Sarcoma Reconstruction

  • Spinal/Extremity Hardware salvage with Instil Vac

  • Review Paper on Decision Tools for Breast Recon

  • International Education Project

Publications

Publications (Accepted)

  • Odom, E., Janis, J.E., Gosain, A., Barker, J.C., Buck, D.W., Education for the Future: What the Residents Want. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2017. 140(4): 646e-647e.

  • Barker, J.C., Khansa, I., Gordillo, G.M., A Formidable Foe is Sabotaging Your Results: What You Should Know About Biofilms and Wound Healing. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2017. 139(5): 1184-1194.

  • Janis, J.E., Barker, J.C., Targeted Peripheral Nerve-Directed Onabotulinumtoxin A for Effective Long-Term Therapy for Migraine Headache. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open, 2017. 5(3): e1270.

  • Davidson, E.H., Barker, J.C., Egro, F.M., Krajewski, A., Janis, J.E.,Nguyen, V.T. A National Curriculum of Fundamental Skills for Plastic Surgery Residency: Report of the Inaugural ACAPS Boot Camp. Annals Plastic Surgery, 2017. 78(2): 121-126.

  • Coriddi M, Wee C, Meyerson J, Eiferman D, Skoracki R. Vascularized Jejunal Mesenteric Lymph Node Transfer: A Novel Surgical Treatment for Extremity Lymphedema. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Aug 14. S1072-7515(17)31751-9.

  • Meyerson J, Coffey R, Jones L. Home Oxygen Therapy Related Burns: An Outcome Comparison Based on Location of Intubation. Austin J Emergency Crit Care Med. 2017; 4(2): 1057.

  • Hammer, D, *Rendon, JL, Sabino, J, Latham, K, Fleming, ME, and Valerio, IL. 2017. Restoring full-thickness defects with spray skin in conjunction with dermal regenerate template and split thickness skin grafting: a pilot study. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 11(12): 3523-3529. *contributed equally

  • Genova R, Meyerson J, Miller M. Miller-Meyerson Maneuver For Left-handed Surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. Accepted

  • Meyerson J, Pearson G, Manders E. Exploring Rural Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. Accepted

  • Meyerson J, Pan YL, Spaeth M, Pearson G. Pediatric Ganglion Cysts: A Single Surgeon Experience. Hand. Accepted

Publications (Submitted)

  • Khansa, I., Barker, J.C., Ghatak, P.D., Sen, C.K., Gordillo, G.M. Use of Antibiotic Impregnated Resorbable Beads Reduces Pressure Ulcer Recurrence. Wound Repair and Regeneration. Submitted.

  • Meyerson J, Calvin N, Chandawarkar C. A New Propeller Trapezius Muscle Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Trunk Defects in the “Watershed-Zone”. Microsurgery. Submitted.

  • Meyerson J, Valerio I, Manders E. Rural America’s Surgical Subspecialist Crisis. Ann Surg. Submitted.

  • Meyerson J, Logli A, Bear B, Valerio I. Large Pedicled Flaps for Upper Extremity Reconstruction in Military, Academic and Community Practices. Hand. Submitted.

  • Yang M, Meyerson J, Pearson G. Resident Attrition in Plastic Surgery: A National Survey of Plastic Surgery Program Directors. J Med Educ. Submitted.

  • Christopher M. Runyan, MD, PhD, Armando Uribe-Rivera, DDS, Shahryar Tork, MD, Tasneem A. Shikary, MD, Zarmina Ehsan, MD,  K. Nicole Weaver, MD,  Md Monir Hossain, PhD, MSc, Christopher B. Gordon, MD, and Brian S. Pan, MD Management of airway obstruction in infants with Pierre Robin sequence. Submitted.

  • Shahryar Tork, MD, Ryan C. Jefferson, MD, and Jeffrey E. Janis, MD. Acellular Dermal Matrices: Applications in Plastic Surgery. Submitted.

  • Shahryar Tork, MD, Jennifer Faleris, BS, Anne Engemann, PhD, Curt Deister, PhD, Erick DeVinney, BS and Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA. Prevention of Neuromas with a Porcine SIS Nerve Cap: A Histopathologic Evaluation. Submitted.  

  • Shahryar Tork, MD, Jennifer Faleris, BS, Anne Engemann, PhD, Erick DeVinney, BS and Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA. Application of a Porcine SIS Nerve Cap for Prevention of Neuromas and Associated Pain. Submitted.

Grants

Approved

  • PSF Grant, $10,000: “Evaluating long noncoding RNAs as modulators of incisional scar formation”

Submitted

  • Plastic Surgery Foundation. Pilot grant evaluating breast reconstruction symmetry and aesthetic outcomes using 3-D imaging. Submitted October 2017, Under Review. Amount: $5,000.00

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (NIH F32).“Modulating the Host Response to Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts” Status: Submitted December 2017, Under Review. Amount: $122,028.00

  • Plastic Surgery Foundation Research Fellowship. “Modulating the Host Response to Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts”. Status: Submitted December 2017, Under Review. Amount: $5,000.00

  • Plastic Surgery Foundation.  “Addressing the Need for Rural Plastic Surgery”. Submitted December 2017, Under Review. Amount: $5,000.00

  • Department of Defense Grant. “In Vivo Expansion of a Prelaminated Periosteal/Latissimus Flap for Treatment of Traumatic Segmental Bone Defects

Presentations

  • Barker, J.C., DiBartola, K., Wee, C., Andonian, N., Abdel-Rasoul, M.S., Lowery, D., Janis, J.E. Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain Scores in Outpatient Breast Surgery. American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Full Podium Presentation, Seattle, WA. 2018

  • Meyerson J, Vial N, Pearson G, Nyugen V, Manders E. Rural Plastic Surgery: Patient, Physician and Hospital Administrator Perspectives. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2017).

  • Zomerlei T, Carrau D, Wee C, Meyerson J, Valerio I. Reconstructive Strategies for Complex Wounds of the Extremity: The Role of Dermal Regenerative Templates. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2017).

  • Vial N, Meyerson J, Markelov A, Manders E:  The Rural Plastic Surgery Residency Rotation:  Rising to Meet a National Crisis.  The Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2017).

  • Meyerson J, Pearson G, Valerio I. Intraoperative Angiography for Timing of Large Pedicled Flap Division: A Novel Technique in Upper and Lower Extremities. American Society of Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI (2017).  

  • Meyerson J, Pan L, Spaeth M, Pearson G. Pediatric Ganglion Cysts: A Single Surgeon Experience. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI (2017).

  • Coriddi M, Wee C, Meyerson J, Eiferman D, Skoracki R. Jejunal Mesenteric Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for Treatment of Lymphedema. American Society of Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI (2017).

  • Meyerson J, Calvin N, Chandawarkar C. A New Propeller Trapezius Muscle Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Trunk Defects in the “Watershed-Zone”. American Society of Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (2018). 

  • Meyerson J, Logli T, Bear B, Valerio I. Upper Extremity Reconstruction Using Large Pedicled Flaps in Military, Academic and Community Hospitals. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Pheonix, AZ (2018).

  • Zomerlei T, American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference

  • Larsen M, Bowen B, Eberlin K, Valerio I. Spare-Parts Reconstruction for Amputation Defects. American Society of Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI (2017).

  • Larsen M, Bowen B, Valerio I. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in Upper Extremity Spare-Parts Surgery. American Society for Peripheal Nerve Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (2018)

  • Larsen M, Bowen B, Valerio Spare-Parts Reconstruction for Oncologic Defects. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2017).

Sub-Internships

Are you a fourth year medical student interested in a sub-internship? Let us tell you what we can offer…

During the rotation, you will participate fully with residents and faculty. You will be immersed in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery with experiences in the operating room, clinic and departmental conferences. You will participate in a large variety of plastic surgical cases, providing an excellent overview of the specialty. At the end of the rotation, each sub-intern is expected to deliver an end-of-rotation presentation to faculty and residents on a plastic surgical topic. 

Sub-internship application requirements:
  • Complete application submitted via VSAS
  • CV
  • USMLE
  • Letter of recommendation (preferably from your home institution)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Grindley
Academic Program Coordinator
Sarah.Grindley@osumc.edu

915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-366-1705
Fax: 614-293-9024
 

Our Leaders

Our leaders

pearson-leader

Gregory Pearson, MD

Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program

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Integrated Residents

Integrated Residents

Joseph Meyerson, MD PGY 6

MeyersonUndergraduate: Washington State University
Medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Michael Larsen, MD, MPH PGY 6

LarsenUndergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Darrell Freeman, MD PGY 5

FreemanUndergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical school: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Terri Zomerlei, MD PGY 5

ZomerleiUndergraduate: Calvin College
Medical school: Michigan State University

Jenny Barker, MD, PhD PGY 4

BarkerUndergraduate: MIT
Medical school: UT Southwestern

Juan Rendon, MD, PhD PGY 4

RendonUndergraduate: Georgetown
Medical school: Loyola University

Diana Carrau, MD PGY 3

CarrauUndergraduate: Columbia University
Medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jason Hehr, MD PGY 3

HehrUndergraduate: Duquesne University
Medical school: Wright State University

Casey Kraft, MD PGY 2

KraftUndergraduate: Notre Dame
Medical school: University of Michigan

Ryan Jefferson, MD PGY 2

JeffersonUndergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical school: University of Toledo

Andrew O'Brien, MD, MPH PGY 1

OBrienUndergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical school: Michigan State University

Anna Schoenbrunner, MD, MAS PGY 1

SchoenbrunnerUndergraduate: UCLA
Medical school: UC San Diego
Independent Residents

Independent Residents

Byers Bowen, MD, MS PGY 3

BowenUndergraduate: Davidson College
Medical school: University of South Florida
General surgery residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Shahryar Tork, MD PGY 2

TorkUndergraduate: University of Cincinnati
Medical school: St. George's University
General surgery residency: Good Samaritan Hospital

Manuel Medina, MD PGY 1

MedinaUndergraduate: Penn State
Medical school: University of Puerto Rico
General surgery residency: Cornell

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