About Me

As a plastic surgeon, I specialize in wound and burn reconstruction, limb salvage, traumatic reconstruction and oncologic or tumor based reconstruction.

I believe that the best way I can help patients is to provide them with the best surgical options. My care philosophy involves combining traditional reconstructive techniques and regenerative therapies with new and innovative ones in order to improve patient outcomes.

The most rewarding part about my work is restoring and reconstructing patients who have been affected by a traumatic injury or a severe tumor defect. I am glad that I have the opportunity to help my patients achieve a more normalized life. I thoroughly enjoy seeing them return to their families and enjoying what many thought may have been taken away from them.
  • Research interests: adipose-derived stem cell therapies, targeted muscle reinnervation and craniofacial restoration strategies
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • Soft Tissue Cancers
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Microsurgery
  • Nerve Transfer
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Burns
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Breast Implants
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lipectomy
  • Mammaplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhytidoplasty
  • Sarcoma
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Eyelids
  • Phantom Limb

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Wright State University School of Medicine

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery

More About My Work


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.

129 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 03, 2019

    Always very personable and professional; remembers my family members names.

  • Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

    they are always pleasant

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, concerning & compassionate.

  • Reviewed on Apr 05, 2019

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019


  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

    Great! Knew exactly what I was having issues with. Explained everything doing in detail and easy to understand.

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019


  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2019

    What a great doctor, gave me his honest opinion and listened to my questions.

  • Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018

    Dr. Valerio is wonderful. I would recommend him to ALL! So knowledgeable & great bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

    So far I have always enjoyed Dr. Valerio, he seems to care about me and my questions and concerns.

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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 12/20/2018, Dr. Valerio has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Acelity
  • Allergan Inc.
  • Integra Lifesciences Corporation
  • KCI
  • Novadaq Technologies, Inc.
  • Stryker Corporation
  • AxoGen, Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Isansys
  • ACell Inc.
  • Checkpoint Surgical