Walter Lang Bernacki, MD

Board Certification

Dr. Walter Bernacki is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio  2000-2002

Surgical Intensive Care Fellowship, The Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio  1999-2000    

General Surgery Residency, The Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio  1996-1999

General Surgery Internship, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio  1995-1996

Doctor of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  1991-1995

Bachelor of Arts-Zoology/Pre-Medicine, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Cum Laude 1987-1991

Hospital Affiliations / Privileges

Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, Ohio

Dublin Methodist Hospital – Columbus, Ohio

Grant Medical Center – Columbus, Ohio

Mount Carmel East – Columbus, Ohio

Mount Carmel West – Columbus, Ohio

St. Ann’s Hospital – Westerville, Ohio

Licking Memorial Hospital – Newark, Ohio

Mary Rutan Hospital – Bellefontaine, Ohio

Polaris Surgery Center- -Westerville, Ohio

Eastside Surgery Center – Whitehall, Ohio


Board of Directors at Polaris Surgery Center, Westerville, Ohio  January 2012-Present        

Division Chair of Plastic Surgery at Mount Carmel East, Columbus, Ohio  January 2012-Present

Section Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, Ohio  November 2006-Present

Honors / Positions / Appointments

Teaching Award for Excellence, Department of Surgery,  The Ohio State University Hospital  June 2000

Honors-General Surgery Subinternship, Vascular Surgery Subinternship  June 1994

Letter of Commendation-Anesthesiology  June 1994

Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship and Research Fellowship  1992-1993  

Phi Sigma Biological Honorary  1989-1990

Golden Key National Honor Society 1989-1990

Miami M.E.D. – Premedical Honorary (Steering Committee)  1988-1990

Phi Eta Sigma/Alpha Lambda Delta Scholastic Honor Fraternity  1988

Congressional Scholar, National Youth Leaders Conference, Washington, D.C.  1987

Bausch & Lomb Science Award  1987

Buckeye Boys State Representative  1987

United States Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award  1987

National Honor Society President  1986-1987          

Memberships in Honorary/Professional Societies

The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Certification

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member


Congenital Breast Asymmetry: Incidence and Treatment., Walter L. Bernacki, MD, James A. Lehman, MD Presented at Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Conference 2001 and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Symposium Cleveland Clinic 2001.


Surgical House Officer, St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, Ohio  March 1997-Present

Surgical House Officer, Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio  March 1997-June 2000

Volunteer Activities

Ohio State University Hospitals, Emergency Room  1988-1989

McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford, Ohio  1989-1990

National Honor Society Tutor  1985-1987

The Relationship between Dexamethosone Administration for Sports Related Inflammation and the Incidence of Avascular Necrosis.  John A. Lombardo, MD, Robert Murphy, MD, Walter L. Bernacki.

Health Assessment of Former O.S.U. Varsity Football Players:  A prospective analysis.  John A. Lombardo, M.D., Robert J. Murphy M.D., Walter L. Bernacki.

Conferences Attended:

General Surgery Hilton Head, SC, May 1996

Trauma Symposium, Lake Tahoe, CA, February 2000

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Charleston SC, May 2001

Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Conference, Huron, OH, June 2001 (Presenter)

New Horizons in Pediatric and Adolescent Plastic Surgery, Cleveland, OH, September 2001 (Presenter)

Baker Gordon Plastic Surgery Symposium, Miami, Fla, February 2002

Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2002 (Presenter)

Breast Surgery Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2005

Core Curriculum Review Course, Phoenix, AZ, 2007

American Society Plastic Surgery Review, Chicago, IL, 2007

Cometic Medicine Workshop, Beverly Hills, CA, 2008

Breast Reconstruction Seminar, Dallas, TX, 2009/2012

Plastic Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, 2009

Advanced Laser Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, 2009/2013

Second Opinion Breast Cancer Reconstruction Clinic, Monthly 2013