Cristiane Ueno

Cristiane Ueno, MD

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 65 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive procedures, including general reconstruction, top surgeries for transgender patients and breast reductions. When patients come to see me, they can trust that I will care for them as I would my own family members.

My enthusiasm for plastic surgery began in medical school when I learned how reconstruction could significantly improve quality of life for burn patients and I have felt called to this specialty ever since. It is a privilege to use my skills to help bring a sense of normalcy to patients impacted by trauma, cancer or a congenital anomaly.

I am also passionate about transgender care and helping people become their true selves. I serve as co-chair of the outreach program for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group and volunteer at community events. My research is focused on reducing health care disparities and expanding medical education to underserved groups.

In addition to my clinical work, I am the associate program director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program and an advisor for the Plastic Surgery Interest Group at Ohio State. I love working in academic medicine because helping to train and inspire future generations is one of the most fulfilling opportunities available.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, volunteering and meeting new people. I stay active and healthy by running, which helps me regroup and focus on what truly matters. I also enjoy a good cup of coffee and trying diverse types of food.
  • Excellence in Student Teaching Award, West Virginia University Department of Surgery, 2018
  • Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2008

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Breast Implants
  • Lipectomy
  • Feminization
  • Mammaplasty
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Cosmetic Techniques

Locations Where I Practice

Plastic Surgery

in Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
2nd Floor Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Universidade de Sao Paulo Faculdade de Medicina, Pacaembu, Sao Paulo
3/1/1993 - 11/30/1998


Federal Univ of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
1/1/1999 - 1/31/2001


Federal Univ of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
2/1/2001 - 1/31/2004


University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
8/1/2006 - 6/30/2008


Indiana University School of Medicine GME, Indianapolis, IN
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011


Indiana University School of Medicine GME, Indianapolis, IN
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

65 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5.0 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024

    She was wonderful. She was so kind, respectful, professional, and helpful. She answered most of the questions I was planning to ask before I got to ask them. I was very nervous, she was understanding when I got flustered.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2024

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2024

    My provider is great. She is friendly and professional. She is very knowledgeable. She answered most of my questions before I even asked them. She explained everything thoroughly. I felt confident in her ability to provide me the best possible care and outcome..

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024

    My care provider was excellent and explained everything so that I would understand what was going on

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

    Dr. Ueno was very knowledgeable and allowed me to ask as many questions as I needed to during our consult. She was also very kind and made sure I was comfortable during the appointment.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

    Loved how she videoed my wound and explained how to treat it when I get home.

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2024

    She is very understanding and caring. Couldn't ask for a better surgeon

  • Reviewed on Dec 23, 2023

    She looked me in the eyes to talk to me and made sure I understood

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Ueno has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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