Roman Skoracki

Roman Skoracki, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5




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



MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Academic Department

Department of Plastic Surgery

Division of 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 12/20/2018, Dr. Skoracki has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 171 reviews)
4.9 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.9/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.9/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (7 total comments)

Reviewed: 4/3/2019

My experience from pre-surgical cons to my post op visit was informative and my confidence for the procedure was exceptional. I will highly recommend Dr. Skoracki and his team for cancer care -

Reviewed: 4/3/2019

Dr. Skoracki is the best! His humor and bed-side manner made a bad situation bearable and more comforting to know he is there for you.

Reviewed: 3/28/2019

Great dr.

Reviewed: 3/6/2019

Dr. Skoracki has exceptional bedside manner. He listens intently and answers all questions regarding total health, not just my cancer diagnosis. He puts at ease immediately and makes me feel like his only patient that day.

Reviewed: 2/26/2019

Dr. Skoraki and Patrick are amazing. Met PA Amy for the first time she was friendly and helpful as well.

Reviewed: 2/22/2019

Dr. Skoracki was always positive and helpful. He listens attentively and sincerely cares about my needs.

Reviewed: 2/4/2019

Dr. Roman Skoracki is the most caring, loving, great doctor that I have come to know and appreciate!

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