Dean Cerio, M.D., is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Holding double board certifications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery, Dr. Cerio is a highly trained specialist in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the entire body. His main focus is on individual, specialized care for all of his patients.
He was born and raised in upstate New York and has returned to his roots and family to serve the community. He began his medical career at St. George’s University School of Medicine, alongside students from 53 other nations, and completed his medical school training in Brooklyn, New York, at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He then pursued a General Surgery residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In Buffalo, he served as Co-Chief Administrative Resident alongside Dr. Loghmanee. Dr. Cerio received a national award, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing his ability as a complete physician, and received many other teaching awards during his surgical training. He then completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the direction of internationally renowned plastic surgeon Luis O. Vasconez, and developed a special interest in microsurgery and breast cancer reconstruction while training with Dr. R. Jobe Fix. Upon completion of his training he was asked to join the faculty and serve as Clinical Instructor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UAB. Dr. Cerio has taken his training and experience and joined forces with his longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Cyrus F. Loghmanee, creating East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery in order to serve the people of the northeast. Dr. Cerio is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Alabama.
Dr. Cerio is a published author of 3 major textbook chapters, and 4 medical journal articles. He has presented his work at 11 local, regional and national plastic surgery society meetings. He has travelled to Honduras and Ecuador on surgical humanitarian trips, performing over 60 cases during each week-long trip. His training in Craniofacial birth defects such as Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, and Microtia reconstruction (reconstructing the ear of a child born without one) has allowed him to help hundreds of children in these countries, as well as train the local surgeons. Dr. Cerio enjoyed his diverse plastic surgery training and developed a passion for all types of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, in particular:
- Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction and Augmentation
- Skin lesions (benign and malignant)
- Complex Wound Care (burn, pressure ulcers)
- Facial Reconstruction (cancer, traumatic) and Cosmetic Rejuvenation
- Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
- Cosmetic Surgery (all forms)
- Microsurgery: breast cancer reconstruction, extremity salvage, hand surgery, lymphedema treatment
Dr. Cerio is ready to serve you with his undivided attention and the best available care. Please feel free to contact him at your convenience.