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)
  • Georgetown University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
  • 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

  • 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)


  • Associate Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Surgery


  • 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
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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

Hand Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • 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.

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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)
  • University of Washington Program, Hand Surgery (0001)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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