Roman Skoracki

Roman Skoracki, MD

  • Plastic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-0223

About Me

As the Division Chief for Oncologic Plastic Surgery at the OSUCCC – James, I focus on reconstruction for cancer patients, particularly microsurgery.

I am one of only a few surgeons in the country who can perform two breakthrough surgical treatments to relieve lymphedema. These micro-vascular surgeries relieve lymphedema’s painful symptoms by re-routing lymphatic channels to allow proper fluid drainage or re-introducing lymph nodes to the affected region. In addition, The James is one of the few hospitals in the country that has a comprehensive lymphedema team and a comprehensive lymphedema program for cancer patients.

Since I work with cancer patients from the moment they receive their diagnosis, I especially enjoy getting to know them and accompanying them on their journey to recovery. To ensure the highest quality level of treatment, I work with physicians from all specialties to create a targeted treatment plan for the oncologic, physical and psychological needs of each of my patients.

I particularly enjoy working at Ohio State because of our multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The combination of outstanding scientific expertise and focus on research, enthusiasm, professionalism and compassion from all members of our treatment team, makes our organization an obvious choice for patients and care providers alike.

I have published almost 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters, along with co-editing the textbook Advanced Therapy of Breast Diseases published in 2012 and a textbook on head and neck reconstruction, pending publication. I serve as an editorial board member for the Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) and as a guest reviewer for the Annals of Plastic Surgery. I also hold several offices in national professional organizations.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and two boys and training for Pelotonia.


  • Division Chief for Oncologic Plastic Surgery at the OSUCCC – James
  • Invited International Speaker
  • One of a limited number of surgeons providing lymphedema surgery for the past seven years
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Breast Implantation
  • Mammaplasty

Locations where I practice

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Education and training

Medical Degree

University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine


Plastic Surgery
University of Manitoba
7/1/1996 - 6/30/2001

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MD Anderson Cancer Center
9/10/2001 - 8/31/2002

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery

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 03/28/2017, Dr. Skoracki has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.