Roman Skoracki, MD

The James Cancer Center
Roman Skoracki

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  • Plastic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Soft Tissue Cancers
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • Spine Sarcoma
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Breast Implantation
  • Mammaplasty
  • Facial Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Sarcoma
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As the Division Chief for Oncologic Plastic Surgery at the OSUCCC – James, I focus on reconstruction for cancer patients, particularly microsurgery and surgical treatment for lymphedema.

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 treat symptoms of lymphedema 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 team of lymphedema doctors.

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.

Education and Background


  • University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

    Calgary, AB,


  • University of Manitoba

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


  • Microsurgery

    MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Houston, TX

Academic Department

I see patients at

Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute

915 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212


Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212


The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


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. Skoracki has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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