Austin Schenk

Austin Schenk, MD, PhD

  • Transplant
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 38 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 19 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

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.

38 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 Oct 08, 2021

    Very good. Explained procedures/steps thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

    Very good. They tried to explain what I could understand.

  • Reviewed on Sep 05, 2021

    Awesome doctor

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

    Dr. Schenk is absolutely the best! I cannot speak highly enough of his skills, knowledge, and abilities. Great bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

    Always great!

  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

    All good

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2021

    Dr. Schenk seems competent and informed. Gave good straight forward suggestions and advice. Only my 1st time meeting him so better to evaluate later. Looking forward to working w/him more.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

    Absolutely the best doctor (surgeon) I have had ever experienced - Thorough - compassionate skilled and knowledgeable. Really cares for his patients!

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

    Dr. Schenk is very caring. He answers my concerns and explained my recovery and what I would be going through. I am 100% pleased with the doctor and all of the transplant surgeons + the other transplant team.

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

    Dr. Schenk cares about his patients and shows it! I totally trust this physician with my care.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Schenk has reported no relationships with companies or entities.