Dedicated to Research and Innovation

Dr. Vasko is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. With over twenty years of experience, she is dedicated to excellence to bring you the best treatment possible. As the program director at Riverside Methodist Hospital for the plastic surgery residency program, she is committed to teaching our next generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Vasko received the 2015 Department of Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award from The Ohio State University Medical Center and College of Medicine. As a leader in her field, Dr. Vasko pioneered two advanced studies: a study evaluating liposuction methods as well as research focused on infection prevention protocol utilizing tissue expanders during breast reconstruction. She presented the results of the liposuction study to her peers at the 2012 ASAPS meeting (the premier aesthetic meeting in the world) in Vancouver, as well as the 2012 Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. She studied pain control after breast augmentation. The results were presented at the 2014 ASAPS meeting in San Francisco.

Dr. Vasko is an Upper Arlington resident, she is also a member of the Upper Arlington Women’s Club which provides scholarships to students. When she is not at work, she enjoys needlepoint, traveling, reading and spending time with her husband, Mark, and twin sons. Dr. Vasko strives to make your aesthetic and reconstructive dreams a reality.

Education & Experience

Perhaps like you, and many of our patients, Dr. Susan Dietrich Vasko is an Ohio native. She received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, completed four years of general surgery residency, and two additional years of plastic surgery residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. Dr. Vasko has undergraduate & graduate degrees in engineering which she says has even helped in her work today. As a natural problem solver, she approaches each case with fresh eyes and an open mind. Her ability to use her critical thinking to find the best treatment for each individual patient is what sets her apart from the rest.

Awards & Recognition

A founding member of Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Vasko has been helping patients heal, restore, and rejuvenate to create the naturally beautiful results they desire. She was selected in the 2010 Consumers Checkbook Guide to Top Doctors in Columbus as one of the top three plastic surgeons. Dr. Susan Vasko is also among only 5% of doctors in the nation to receive the Patients Choice Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014- an award voted by  patients that reflects the difference a particular physician has made in their lives. Additionally, she was rated one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Columbus, Ohio in the past two consecutive “Docs Rate Docs” surveys conducted by The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV. She is a doctor you can trust to achieve the results you are hoping for.

The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the premiere publication for aesthetic plastic surgery, recently published Dr. Vasko’s research on pain control after breast augmentation. This research was completed with the participation of CAPS patient volunteers.

Dr. Vasko’s Pain Control Research After Breast Augmentation