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.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • 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 Pennsylvania Medical Center

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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.

151 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 Sep 12, 2019

    Love Dr. Valerio & Julie, they both have been great every time I see them.

  • Reviewed on Sep 01, 2019

    Listened well and asked good questions - answered all questions - did not seem rushed.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

    Very compassionate and provided answers TO ALL my questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, liked what he had to say about my condition regarding my leg.

  • Reviewed on Aug 08, 2019

    Dr. Valerio does a good job.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2019

    Very professional.

  • Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

    ALWAYS attentive.

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

    Dr Valerio was amazing. He listened and went over all of my options and we developed a plan. it's been a very long process trying to figure out what was going on, but I finally found the right doctor and he legitimized my pain and took the time to review imaging in a way I could understand.

  • Reviewed on May 20, 2019

    Just needed to remind him of an allergy w/a certain medicine. Other then that, HE IS a WONDERFUL PROVIDER/SURGEON/PERSON!

  • Reviewed on May 16, 2019

    Very knowledgeable.

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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