Sunishka Wimalawansa, MD, Plastic Surgery, Dayton, OH, Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Plastic Surgery Dayton, OH

Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery


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  • Office

    Advanced Plastic and Hand Surgery
    580 Lincoln Park Blvd, Suite 255
    Dayton, OH 45429
    Phone(937) 949-8457
    Fax(937) 949-8695
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  • Dr. Sunishka Wimalawansa is a board-certified plastic surgeon, with additional specialized fellowship training in Hand and Microsurgery. He specializes in cancer reconstruction (skin cancer, and complex oncologic reconstructions), hand and upper extremity surgery (including complex limb salvage), peripheral nerve surgery, microsurgical reconstruction, and cosmetic rejuvenation.

    He is dedicated to providing personalized care to his patients and is well-known for his expertise in reconstructive surgery following burn injuries, traumatic limb amputations, and cancer treatment.

    He also specializes in a new field of microsurgery -- Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) -- which aims to help amputees treat painful nerve and phantom limb symptoms often seen after a major amputation.

    He is certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with the additional subspecialty certification of added qualifications in hand and upper extremity surgery. He specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the extremities, face, breast, and body.

    As an Assistant Professor at Wright State University, he continues his passion for education while training the next generation of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) -- Relieving phantom limb pain (testimonial

    One of Dr. Wimalawansa's patients describes the severe phantom limb pain he lived with following the traumatic amputation of his leg, and how the operation k...

Education & Training

  • Kleinert Kutz Hand Care CenterFellowship, Hand and Microsurgery, 2014 - 2015
  • Wright State University
    Wright State UniversityChief Residency, Plastic Surgery, 2013 - 2014
  • Wright State University
    Wright State UniversityResidency, Plastic Surgery, 2011 - 2013
  • Wright State University
    Wright State UniversityResidency, General Surgery, 2008 - 2011
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineClass of 2008

Certifications & Licensure

  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2014 - 2016
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Surgery of the Hand

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine; Dept of Plastic Surgery, 2018
  • Feel Good Magazine: “Rapid Care Saves Hand” – article describes the care my patient received during his successful total hand replantation. 2016
  • WSU Plastic Surgery Chief’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Plastic Surgery: Service to the department and community, Wright State University; First resident to ever receive this honor. Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, 2014
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