Susan Vasko MD, FACS
“Dr. Vasko was fantastic. I would absolutely go back to her!”
– Patient of Dr. Vasko
Dedicated to you.
With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Susan Vasko is dedicated to excellence to bring you the best treatment possible. 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. As the program director at Riverside Methodist Hospital for the plastic surge... view full bio
Dedicated to you.
With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Susan Vasko is dedicated to excellence to bring you the best treatment possible. 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. 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 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.hide full bio
“I went to Dr. Vasko for my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with my results! My procedure went very smoothly and the recovery was as they described it to be. I would recommend Dr. Vasko to anyone who is looking to have cosmetic surgery.”
Awards & Recognition
- Voted one of top three Plastic Surgeons in Columbus, Consumers Checkbook Guide
- Received the Patients’ Choice Award
- Voted one of top Cosmetic Surgeons in Columbus, Docs Rate Docs, The Columbus Dispatch
- Received the 2015 Department of Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award, OSU
- Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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.
Dr. Vasko is involved in multiple different charities in our local community. These include being a founding member of the Upper Arlington Women’s Club, which provides humanitarian service based scholarships to local students; a volunteer for Stephanie Spielmans Celebrate Life Tailgate, which supports breast cancer treatment; a Eucharist Minister at the Wexner Medical Center; and member of the WeLead Steering Committee at Ohio Health, which promotes leadership roles for women physicians.
As a leader in her field, Dr. Vasko pioneered three 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.
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.