COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2015) - The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery is pleased to welcome its two newest members: Dr. Roman J. Skoracki and Dr. Ian L. Valerio. As leading surgeons in their respective areas of expertise, Drs. Skoracki and Valerio are expected to be a gainful addition to the strong and experienced team of physicians already established at OSU by Department Chair and Professor of Plastic Surgery Michael J. Miller, MD.

Dr. Skoracki earned his medical degree from the University of Calgary and completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. He then underwent Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he later returned to practice cancer-related microsurgery and reconstructive microsurgery for 11 years.

At OSU, Dr. Skoracki serves as the Division Chief of Reconstructive Oncological Plastic Surgery, and his specialty interests include oncological reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, and lymphedema surgery. He is currently one of only two surgeons in the United States performing microvascular surgery for cancer patients who develop lymphedema following their treatment.

An Ohio native, Dr. Valerio obtained his medical degree from University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his Residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then served as an accomplished surgeon in the United States military during which time he held a number of distinguished positions, including Department Head of General & Trauma Surgery, General Surgeon, and Plastic Surgeon for the busiest casualty receiving hospital in Afghanistan from 2012-2013.

At OSU, Dr. Valerio is an Associate Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he will be focusing on developing and performing peripheral nerve repair/restoration techniques, advanced regenerative medicine methods for burn wound and trauma care, and several other innovative reconstruction strategies. Dr. Valerio also maintains an active reserve appointment in the military and will be helping wounded warriors, veterans, and other military personnel.

For more information about the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery's two newest team members, read Dr. Skoracki's Physician Spotlight and Dr. Valerio's Physician Spotlight.

About The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery

The Department of Plastic Surgery at OSU is comprised of 16 doctors who specialize in various areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Led by Dr. Michael J. Miller, the department offers an expansive variety of treatments and procedures ranging from breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery to complex reconstruction after trauma and cancer. Additionally, the team of physicians also provides pediatric surgery as well as hand and elbow surgery. The Columbus plastic surgeons are consistently working on new and innovative techniques to improve the level of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical care available to patients worldwide.

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915 Olentangy River Road
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Columbus, OH 43212
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