These talented men and women oversee one of the country’s premier surgery programs and continually work to improve the program and provide excellent care, training and research activities.

Department Leadership

Pawlik

Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Surgery;
    The Urban F. Meyer III and Shelley M. Meyer Chair for Cancer Research;
    Surgeon in Chief
Steinberg

Steven Steinberg, MD

  • Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery;
    Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
Cochran

Amalia Cochran, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Education;
    Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn;
    Director of Professionalism, Department of Surgery
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Stacy Brethauer, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety;
    Professor, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery;
    Medical Director, Supply Chain Management for the Wexner Medical Center
Nwomeh

Benedict Nwomeh, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair, Global Surgery;
    Professor, Pediatric Surgery
Ma

Jianjie Ma, PhD

  • Vice Chair, Basic and Translational Research;
    Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Carson

William Carson III, MD

  • Vice Chair, Promotion and Tenure;
    Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology;
    Associate Director, Clinical Research,
    OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - James
Needleman

Bradley Needleman, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Strategy and Clinical Operations;
    Professor, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery;
    Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Santry

Heena Santry, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Health Services Research;
    Associate Professor, Division of Trauma,
    Critical Care and Burn;
    Director, Center for Surgical Health, Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP)

Division and Center Leadership

Arnold

Mark Arnold, MD

  • Director, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Steinberg

Steven Steinberg, MD

  • Director, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
Sarac

Timur Sarac, MD

  • Director, Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery;
    Director, Aortic Center
Bryan Whitson

Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

  • Co-Director, COPPER Laboratory;
    Director, Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support;
    Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery