Meet Ohio State's team of pediatric surgery experts

Our nationally recognized team includes 15 board-certified pediatric surgeons, five of whom are also certified in surgical critical care, one full-time Ph.D. scientist and one hospitalist, who is board-certified in general surgery and specializes in burn and trauma care.

Our Leaders

Our leaders

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Gail E. Besner, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

H. William Clatworthy Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Gail Besner's primary research began in 1990 with the identification of the growth factor "heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor" (HB-EGF). The long range goal of this research is to determine whether or not HB-EGF could be used in therapies to protect and treat intestinal damage in high-risk neonates. Her studies have shown that HB-EGF's anti-inflammatory effects and chemical properties play a vital role in the regenerating of intestinal cells after they have been damaged.

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Moss

R. Lawrence Moss, MD

Surgeon in Chief, Nationwide Children's Hospital

E. Thomas Boles Jr. Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Children's Surgical Services


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Breuer

Christopher K. Breuer, MD

Deputy Vice Chair for Research

Professor of Pediatric Surgery


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Our Doctors

Our Researchers

Our leaders

Breuer

Christopher K. Breuer, MD

Deputy Vice Chair for Research

Professor of Pediatric Surgery


Christopher K. Breuer, MD, is Co-Director of the new Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Director of Tissue Engineering in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s new Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies. His clinical and research interests center on bioengineered tissue for use in surgery. 


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Gail E. Besner, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

H. William Clatworthy Professor of Pediatric Surgery

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David R. Brigstock, PhD

Professor of Surgery

We are researching the role of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in fibrotic diseases. Our main research efforts are currently focused on liver and pancreatic fibrosis but we have collaborative efforts that focus on other organ systems such as the lung, intestine, heart and skin. 

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Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSC

Principal Investigator, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice

Dr. Deans graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a surgery residency and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Pediatric Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.


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Peter C. Minneci, MD, MHSC

Principal Investigator, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice

Dr. Minneci graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed a surgery residency and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Alpha Omega Alpha.


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Contact

Robert Dyckes
Division Administrator
614-722-2110
Robert.Dyckes@nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive, ED 312
Columbus, OH 43205