Our specialists at the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center are experts in their fields, leading the country with advanced care, progressive research and innovative education. Read more about these leaders.

Our Leaders and Doctors

Our leaders

Washburn

Kenneth Washburn, MD

Executive Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center; Director, Division of Transplantation Surgery

Stillion

Laura Stillion, MHA, FACHE

Director, Transplant Services, Comprehensive Transplant Center

Pesavento

Todd Pesavento, MD

Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation; Deputy Director of Medical Services, Comprehensive Transplant Center

Rajab

Amer Rajab, MD, PhD

Surgical Director, Renal Transplantation; Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

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Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

Director, End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Failure Program; Co-Director, COPPER Laboratory

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Ayesha Hasan, MD

Section Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

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Brent Lampert, DO

Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Assistance

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David Nunley, MD

Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

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James Hanje, MD

Director, Division of Hepatology; Program Director, Transplant Hepatology

Michaels

Anthony Michaels, MD

Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Our Doctors

Veronica Franco, MD
4.6 out of 5

Veronica Franco, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Rami Kahwash, MD
4.8 out of 5

Rami Kahwash, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD
4.7 out of 5

Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-5502
Alejandro Diez, MD
4.9 out of 5

Alejandro Diez, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Adam Hanje, MD
4.6 out of 5

Adam Hanje, MD

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
  • University Hospital
(614) 293-6255

Sakima Smith, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
(614) 293-7677
Rachel Bidwell, APRN-CNP
4.7 out of 5

Rachel Bidwell, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Nurse Practitioner
(614) 293-1962
Sylvester Black, MD
4.8 out of 5

Sylvester Black, MD

  • Transplant
  • General Surgery
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-8746

Don Hayes, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Physician
(614) 722-3425
Garrie Haas, MD
4.9 out of 5

Garrie Haas, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
W. Kenneth Washburn, MD
4.8 out of 5

W. Kenneth Washburn, MD

  • Transplant
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Amer Rajab, MD, PhD
4.7 out of 5

Amer Rajab, MD, PhD

  • Transplant
  • General Surgery
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
David Nunley, MD
4.8 out of 5

David Nunley, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-5822
Reem Daloul, MD
4.6 out of 5

Reem Daloul, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD
4.7 out of 5

Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD

  • Transplant
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-8746
Ayesha Hasan, MD
4.9 out of 5

Ayesha Hasan, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Ashraf El-Hinnawi, MBBS
4.7 out of 5

Ashraf El-Hinnawi, MBBS

  • Transplant
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Elmahdi Elkhammas, MD
4.9 out of 5

Elmahdi Elkhammas, MD

  • Transplant
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Shumei Meng, MBBS, PhD
4.8 out of 5

Shumei Meng, MBBS, PhD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Outpatient Care East
  • Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
(614) 685-3333
Uday Nori, MBBS
4.7 out of 5

Uday Nori, MBBS

  • Nephrology
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
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4.6 out of 5

Megan Link, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Nurse Practitioner

Bethany Reiner, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Nurse Practitioner
Brian Keller, MD, PhD
4.9 out of 5

Brian Keller, MD, PhD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-5822

Austin Schenk, MD, PhD

  • Transplant
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Todd Pesavento, MD
4.7 out of 5

Todd Pesavento, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
(614) 293-6724
Stephen Kirkby, MD
4.9 out of 5

Stephen Kirkby, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-5822
Brent Lampert, DO
4.9 out of 5

Brent Lampert, DO

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677

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