Austin Schenk

Austin Schenk, MD, PHD

  • Transplant
  • Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 53 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 24 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
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

More About My Work


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.

53 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5.0 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5.0 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

    Dr Shenk is one of the best. I am a huge fan. He saved my life. Excellent bedside manner and he cares about his patients. Intelligent, professional, warm, passionate.I can't say enough about Dr Shenk.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024

    Very concerned about my health and making sure Inunderstood exactly what I need to do

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2024

    All good

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

    Dr. Schenk is the best doctor that I could ask for.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2024


  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

    Dr. Schenk is amazing. I couldn't be happier to be under his care.

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2024

    Good experience

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2024

    Very good

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Schenk has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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