About the Lung Transplant Pulmonology Fellowship Program

Our one-year Transplant Pulmonology Fellowship offers hands-on experience managing the comprehensive care of lung transplantation. This fellowship includes care for patients with advanced lung disease, evaluation of potential transplant candidates, and the entire spectrum of care for lung transplant recipients.

The program is a collaboration between The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Transplant Center and the nationally ranked Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Fellows are active members of the multidisciplinary lung transplant team, working closely with colleagues specializing in pulmonary medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, infectious disease, pathology, anesthesia and critical care.

Our fellows participate in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient transplant care. By the end of their program year, they gain clinical expertise in:

  • Assessing patients with end-stage lung disease
  • Evaluating their eligibility for lung transplant
  • Managing their medical needs through the transplant period
  • Providing lifelong post-transplant care
Fellows also benefit from exposure to groundbreaking research and the opportunity to work with experts in their fields. We’re one of only 20 centers in the country chosen to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) through the NOVEL trial. Our pulmonary care program, which includes experts in COPD, interstitial lung disease and cystic fibrosis, is ranked among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Transplant Pulmonology Fellowship Team

Bryan Whitson

Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

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