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Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACS

Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Associate Professor
Division of Burn, Wound, and Trauma, Department of Plastic Surgery
Collaborative component of the CRMCBT to foster and investigate pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research, projects, and trials development for application to Department of Defense, military, veteran, and advancements in combat casualty care, reconstruction, and recovery/rehabilitation
Research Interests
  • Traumatic and oncologic wound management & reconstruction strategies
  • Translational research
  • Microsurgery and flap physiology
  • Regenerative medicine applications for soft tissue and/or composite defects
  • Prosthetic and residual limb interface strategies
  • Nerve repair and targeted muscle re-innervation
  • Vascularized composite allotransplantation
  • Military and combat casualty care
Selected publications
  1. Fleming M, Bharmal H, and Valerio IL. Regenerative Medicine Applications in Combat Casualty Care. Regen Med. 2014;9(2):179-190.
  2. Valerio IL, Sabino J, Mundinger S, and Kumar AR. From Battleside to Stateside: The Reconstructive Journey of Our Wounded Warriors. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72:S38-45.
  3. Valerio IL, Hui-Chou HG, Zelken J, Basile P, Ipsen D, and Higgins JP. Ectopic Banking of Amputated Great Toe for Delayed Thumb Reconstruction: Case Report. J Hand Surg. 2014;39(7):1323-1326.
  4. Valerio IL, Sabino J, Tintle S, Fleming M, Shashikant M, and Kumar A. Multiple Limbs Salvaged Using Tissue Transfers in the Same Casualty: A Cohort Comparison Study Chronicling a Decade of War-Injured Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014;134(2):333-338.
  5. Fleming M, O’Daniel A, Bharmal H, and Valerio IL. Application of the Orthoplastic Reconstructive Ladder to Preserve Lower Extremity Amputation Length. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;73(2):183-189
  6. Valerio IL, Sabino J, Heckert R, Thomas S, Tintle S, Fleming M, and Kumar A. Known Preoperative Deep Venous Thrombosis and/or Pulmonary Embolus – To Flap or Not to Flap the Severely Injured Extremity? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;132(1):213-220.
  7. Green JM, Thomas S, Sabino J, Howard RT, Basile PL, Dryden S, Crecelius C, and Valerio IL. Use of Intraoperative Fluorescent Angiography to Assess and Optimize Free Tissue Transfer in Head and Neck Reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013;71(8):1439-1449.
  8. Valerio IL, Sabino J, Bevevino A, Tintle S, Fleming M, and Kumar A. Sequential Free Tissue Transfers for Simultaneous Upper and Lower Limb Salvage. Microsurgery. 2013;33(6):447-453.
  9. Sabino J, Franklin B, Patel K, Bonawitz S, and Valerio IL. Revisiting the Scapular Flap: Applications in Extremity Coverage for our Combat Casualties. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013; 132(4):577e-585e.
  10. Kumar A, Tantawi D, Armonda R, and Valerio IL. Advanced Cranial Reconstruction Utilizing Intracranial Free Flaps and Cranial Bone Grafts: An Algorithmic Approach Developed From the Modern Battlefield. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;130(5):1101-9.