Matthew Iorio, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Medical School:
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Chicago (IL)
Residency:
  • Georgetown University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Hand Surgery
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Co-Director, Hand Surgery
  • Co-Director, Extremity Microsurgical Reconstruction and TMR
  • Co-Director, Wound Care Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, UCH Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2022)
  • Blue Ribbon Article, Journal of ORTHOPEDICS (2017)
  • Young Leader, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) (2016)
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Georgetown University Plastic Surgery Residency (2011)
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation, American Society of Plastic Surgeon's Annual Meeting (2011)

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Constantine RS, Le ELH, Gehring MB, Ohmes L, Iorio ML. Risk Factors for Infection After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation: Analysis of Impact on Cost of Care. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2022 May;4(3):123-127. PubMed PMID: 35601524
  • Freedman JD, Merkle AN, Iorio ML. Bilateral Distal Radius Fractures in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Jul 6;11(3). PubMed PMID: 34228658
  • Freedman JD, Merkle AN, Iorio ML. Bilateral Distal Radius Fractures in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Jul 6;11(3). PubMed PMID: 34228658
  • Stoneback JW, Donaldson N, Ignatiuk A, Iorio ML. Multidisciplinary team based amputee care: Level sparing surgical techniques and treatment of chronic pain. Tech Orthop. 2021 July 22; 36:314-320.
  • Iorio ML. Discussion: Incidence of Major Arterial Abnormality in Patients with Wound Dehiscence after Lower Extremity Orthopedic Procedures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Dec;146(6):1391-1392. PubMed PMID: 33234976
  • Paton M, Kovar A, Iorio ML. An Evaluation of Safety and Patient Outcomes for Hand Surgery following Prior Breast Cancer Treatment: Establishing New Recommendations in Lymphedema. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Feb;145(2):459-467. PubMed PMID: 31985641
  • McNamara CT, Iorio ML. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: Outcomes in Treating Chronic Pain Secondary to Extremity Amputation and Phantom Limb Syndrome. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 May;36(4):235-240. PubMed PMID: 31689720
  • Kovar A, Colakoglu S, Iorio ML. Choosing between Muscle and Fasciocutaneous Free Flap Reconstruction in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Osteomyelitis: Available Evidence for a Function-Specific Approach. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Mar;36(3):197-203. PubMed PMID: 31590192
  • McNamara CT, Colakoglu S, Iorio ML. A Systematic Review and Analysis of Palmer Type I Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries: Outcomes of Treatment. J Hand Microsurg. 2020 Aug;12(2):116-122. PubMed PMID: 32788827
  • Johnson AC, Colakoglu S, Reddy A, Kerwin CM, Flores RA, Iorio ML, Mathes DW. Perioperative Blocks for Decreasing Postoperative Narcotics in Breast Reconstruction. Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Oct;10(5):e105686. PubMed PMID: 34150564
  • Kovar A, Choi S, Iorio ML. Donor Site Morbidity in Phalloplasty Reconstructions: Outcomes of the Radial Forearm Free Flap. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Sep;7(9):e2442. PubMed PMID: 31942400
  • McNamara CT, Iorio ML. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: Outcomes in Treating Chronic Pain Secondary to Extremity Amputation and Phantom Limb Syndrome. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31689720
  • Taylor EM, Wu WW, Ruan Q, Hall EC, Giladi AM, Iorio ML. Coronary Artery Disease Association With Arterial Calcifications on Routine Hand Radiographs. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Dec;44(12):1060-1065. PubMed PMID: 31677909
  • Freniere BB, Giladi AM, Iorio ML. Vascularized Osteochondral Grafts: Histologic Evaluation of Chondrocyte Viability with Viable Hyaline Nonfibrous Cartilage. J Hand Microsurg. 2019 Oct;11(Suppl 1):S26-S30. PubMed PMID: 31616123
  • Kovar A, Colakoglu S, Iorio ML. Choosing between Muscle and Fasciocutaneous Free Flap Reconstruction in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Osteomyelitis: Available Evidence for a Function-Specific Approach. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31590192
  • Migonis A, Murano R Jr, Stillman IE, Iorio M, Giurini JM. A Case Report and Literature Review: Intraneural Ganglion Cyst Causing Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Jul;58(4):795-801. PubMed PMID: 31053383
  • Iorio ML. Hand, Wrist, Forearm, and Arm Replantation. Hand Clin. 2019 May;35(2):143-154. PubMed PMID: 30928047
  • Cauley R, Wu WW, Doval A, Chaikof E, Ho KKL, Iorio ML. Identifying Complications and Optimizing Consultations following Transradial Arterial Access for Cardiac Procedures. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Apr;56:87-96. PubMed PMID: 30342206
  • Hughes CD, Tran BNN, Rinkinen J, Lee BT, Iorio ML. Readability, Suitability, and Complexity of Online Resources for Lower Extremity Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jan;82(1):2-6. PubMed PMID: 30300222
  • Mattos D, Ko JH, Iorio ML. Wrist arthrodesis with the medial femoral condyle flap: Outcomes of vascularized bone grafting for osteomyelitis. Microsurgery. 2019 Jan;39(1):32-38. PubMed PMID: 30176071
  • Karinja S, Riesel J, Iorio ML. Evaluating Venous Drainage in Reverse Flow Pedicles: Available Evidence and Mechanisms. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Feb;35(2):90-96. PubMed PMID: 30085345
  • Parker AM, Greyson M, Iorio ML. Outcomes and indications for early hand therapy after multiple concomitant elective hand procedures. J Hand Ther. 2019 Oct - Dec;32(4):457-462. PubMed PMID: 30017409
  • Bucknor A, Huang A, Wu W, Fleishman A, Egeler S, Chattha A, Lin SJ, Iorio ML. Socioeconomic Disparities in Brachial Plexus Surgery: A National Database Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Feb;7(2):e2118. PubMed PMID: 30881842
  • Giladi AM, Rinkinen JR, Higgins JP, Iorio ML. Donor-Site Morbidity of Vascularized Bone Flaps from the Distal Femur: A Systematic Review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):363e-372e. PubMed PMID: 30148786
  • Ruan QZ, Diamond S, Zimmer S, Iorio ML. Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Regional Anesthesia for Lower Extremity Microvascular Reconstruction: Enhancing Recovery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 May;34(4):293-299. PubMed PMID: 29452441
  • Christensen JM, Caggiano NM, Giladi AM, Iorio ML. Median Nerve Injury After Removal of Subdermal Implantable Contraceptive. Hand (N Y). 2018 May;13(3):NP6-NP9. PubMed PMID: 29185830
  • Diamond S, Seth AK, Chattha AS, Iorio ML. Outcomes of Subfascial, Suprafascial, and Super-Thin Anterolateral Thigh Flaps: Tailoring Thickness without Added Morbidity. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Mar;34(3):176-184. PubMed PMID: 29113000
  • Treiser MD, Crawford K, Iorio ML. TFCC Injuries: Meta-Analysis and Comparison of Diagnostic Imaging Modalities. J Wrist Surg. 2018 Jul;7(3):267-272. PubMed PMID: 29922507
  • Iorio ML, Harper CM, Rozental TD. Open Distal Radius Fractures: Timing and Strategies for Surgical Management. Hand Clin. 2018 Feb;34(1):33-40. PubMed PMID: 29169595
  • Riesel JN, Giladi AM, Iorio ML. Volar Resurfacing of the Thumb with a Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap after Hydrofluoric Acid Burn. J Hand Microsurg. 2018 Dec;10(3):162-165. PubMed PMID: 30483026
  • Rinkinen JR, Giladi AM, Iorio ML. Outcomes Following Peripheral Nerve Transfers for Treatment of Non-Obstetric Brachial Plexus Upper-Extremity Neuropathy. JBJS Rev. 2018 Apr;6(4):e1. PubMed PMID: 29613866
  • Seth AK, Iorio ML. Super-Thin and Suprafascial Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flaps for Extremity Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 Sep;33(7):466-473. PubMed PMID: 28363228
  • Seth AK, Diamond S, Iorio ML. Outcomes of an Early Protocol for Dependent Conditioning in Lower Extremity Microsurgical Free Flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 Nov;33(9):670-678. PubMed PMID: 28750421
  • Yang BW, Iorio ML, Day CS. Orthopaedic Device Approval Through the Premarket Approval Process: A Financial Feasibility Analysis for a Single Center. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Mar 15;99(6):e26. PubMed PMID: 28291189
  • Alluri RK, Yin C, Iorio ML, Leland H, Wong J, Patel K. Vascularized Bone Grafting in Scaphoid Nonunion: A Review of Patient-Centered Outcomes. Hand (N Y). 2017 Mar;12(2):127-134. PubMed PMID: 28344522
  • Walley KC, Taylor EM, Anderson M, Lozano-Calderon S, Iorio ML. Reconstruction of quadriceps function with composite free tissue transfers following sarcoma resection. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jun;115(7):878-882. PubMed PMID: 28407317
  • Zhang K, Day C, Iorio ML. Concordance of Patient and Physician Perceptions of Care in an Orthopedic Clinic. Orthopedics. 2017 Jul 1;40(4):242-246. PubMed PMID: 28437547
  • Taylor EM, Iorio ML. Surgeon-Based 3D Printing for Microvascular Bone Flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 Jul;33(6):441-445. PubMed PMID: 28259113
  • Harper CM, Iorio ML. Lunotriquetral Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing a Palmaris Longus Autograft. J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2017 Dec;22(4):544-547. PubMed PMID: 29117846
  • Alluri RK, Yin C, Iorio ML, Leland H, Mack WJ, Patel K. A Critical Appraisal of Vascularized Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion. J Wrist Surg. 2017 Aug;6(3):251-257. PubMed PMID: 28725510
  • Vosbikian MM, Harper CM, Byers A, Gutman A, Novack V, Iorio ML. The Impact of Safety Regulations on the Incidence of Upper-Extremity Power Saw Injuries in the United States. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Apr;42(4):296.e1-296.e10. PubMed PMID: 28372641
  • Bhashyam AR, Harper CM, Iorio ML. Reversed Palmaris Longus Muscle Causing Volar Forearm Pain and Ulnar Nerve Paresthesia. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Apr;42(4):298.e1-298.e5. PubMed PMID: 27964899
  • Ricci JA, Crawford K, Ho OA, Lee BT, Patel KM, Iorio ML. Practical Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Free Tissue Transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov;138(5):1120-1131. PubMed PMID: 27783014
  • Crawford K, Owusu-Sarpong N, Day C, Iorio M. Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2016 Apr 5;4(4):e41-8. PubMed PMID: 27487428
  • Saifee J, Le EL, Constantine R, Layne J, Kaoutzanis C, Iorio ML. An evaluation of the impact of mental illness on postoperative breast reconstruction revision surgery. Plast Recon Surg GO. In press.
  • McNamara CT, Wong C, Deleyiannis FWB, Chong TW, Mathes DW, Iorio ML. Hemipelvectomy and hemicorporectomy for decubitus ulcers: A retrospective cohort review of patient outcomes and mortality. Orthoplastic Surg. In press.
  • Constantine RS, Le EL, Gehring M, Kafka R, Moore G, Iorio ML. Risk factors for conversion of forefoot or midfoot amputation to below knee amputation: Analysis of a national database. Orthoplastic Surg. In press.
  • Le EL, Saifee J, Constantine RS, Tuano K, Yang J, Kaoutzanis C, Mathes DW, Iorio ML. Extended duration venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis following microsurgical breast reconstruction: Analysis of trends in postoperative anticoagulation. Plast Recon Surg. In press.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Active Member
  • American Association for Hand Surgery, Active Member
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Active Member
  • Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand (SICM), Active Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Hand Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0485

UCHealth Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0800

UCHealth Wound and Ostomy Care Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-4325

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Plastic Surgery, Board Certification
  • Hand Surgery, Board Certification
  • Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand (SOTH), Certificate (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Surgery - Hand Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Surgery - Arm and hand injuries and disorders
  • Surgery - Free flaps and limb salvage
  • Surgery - Nerve surgery
  • Surgery - Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) for chronic pain
  • Surgery - Wrist fractures
Clinical Interests
I believe in a team approach to improve patient care, especially in the event of a devastating injury. I am involved in multi-disciplinary care with hand and physical therapists, orthopedists, infectious disease and oncologic specialists and others to maximize my ability to discuss and help manage the full scope of a patient's care.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating the person as a whole, taking every aspect of a patient’s body and health into consideration during diagnosis and treatment.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Chicago (IL) (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • Georgetown University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery (0001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Hand Surgery (0001)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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