Ian Valerio

Ian Valerio, MD

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-8566

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

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Education and Training

Medical Degrees

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Wright State University School of Medicine


Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
6/29/2004 - 6/30/2010

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Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery


129 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

30 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

The best.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr. Valerio is top notch. Does a fabulous job explaining procedure & is satisfied with nothing less than perfection.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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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