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

  • Soft Tissue Cancers
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • 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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


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


105 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 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2018

He is very nice and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2018

I am extremely pleased that Dr. Ian Valerio was the surgeon who took care of me after accident, in which I broke my jaw in 3 places.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Good experience all staff answered questions & worked together to help me find answers to my questions -

Reviewed on Sep 05, 2018

He was very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Valerio is always pleasant and thoughtful w/a sense of humor. He also takes his profession seriously.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. Valerio is the most wonderful doctor. He couldn't be any nicer to a patient then he is. Save my line & left leg so I could walk again. He cares very much to all his patients & what he can do for you so you can have more life.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

He was very good to me to listing and explain things to me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Dr. Valerio is terrific. He has helped me so very much to regain my mobility.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Very knowledgeable, seemed very competent referred to Dr. Valerio by the Cleveland Clinic & was highly praised by the Cleve. Clinic physician.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-8000.

  • Acelity
  • ACell Inc
  • Allergan Inc.
  • Integra Lifesciences Corporation
  • Novadaq Technologies, Inc.
  • AxoGen, Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
  • Isansys
  • Kinetic Concepts, Inc