Austin Schenk

Austin Schenk, MD, PhD

  • Transplant
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 41 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 17 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a transplant surgeon, I perform liver, kidney and pancreas transplantations for patients suffering from organ failure. I care for all of my patients as if they were a member of my own family. I strive to work together with my patients to help them achieve a healthier, happier future – understanding their unique needs and personal goals. It’s a joy to play a leading role in offering patients a fresh start at life. Additionally, it’s an honor to facilitate the process of giving one of life’s most meaningful gifts, which is made possible by our donor families and living organ donors.

I'm thrilled to work at an academic medical center like Ohio State. Our Buckeye spirit is incredible and is reflected in our staff and faculty's continuous pursuit of excellence.

In my free time I enjoy reading, skiing and exploring Columbus with my young daughters.
  • Published my first scientific manuscript, 2008
  • Received the Minerva and Carl Wiggers Prize in Physiology, 2010
  • Received the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Transplantation
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Living Donors

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
7/1/2002 - 5/1/2010


Darmouth-Hitchcock, ,

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2016


Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Transplant Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

41 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 08, 2020

    most caring doctor I've ever had

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

    He was wonderful - very considerate. He is a wonderful doctor.

  • Reviewed on May 19, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

    Good experience.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

    very knowledgeable about my condition.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    He was very good & explained ever thing I will be going through.

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2019

    Doctor new what medicine to change to stop nausea. Very great surgeon. Saved my life with liver transplant. And follow up care has been excellent.

  • Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

    My care provider seemed quite knowledgeable regarding my impending kidney transplant and cleared up questions and concerns that I had regarding pre and post surgery.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2019

    Very thorough and helpful.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Schenk has reported no relationships with companies or entities.