Bryan Whitson

Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 95 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 24 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-5502

About Me

Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Division of Cardiac Surgery and serves as their lead lung transplant surgeon. A native Hoosier, Dr. Whitson completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University, his medical doctorate at Indiana University and his PhD at the University of Minnesota in Surgery, investigating the immunobiology of minimally invasive surgery. His general surgery training was at the University of Minnesota where he also completed a Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Whitson subsequently completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota.

He has 30 United States and international patents, several grants and more than 100 publications. He has presented nationally and internationally. Dr. Whitson serves on several committees both locally and nationally. He directs The Collaboration for Organ Perfusion, Protection, Engineering and Regeneration (COPPER) Laboratory at Ohio State, which brings together transplant surgery, endothelial cell biology and biomedical, mechanical and chemical engineering experts. His clinical and research interests include lung and heart transplantation, ECLS/ECMO and mechanical circulatory support.

In this free time, he enjoys being with his family and experiencing the outdoors during all seasons.

Dr. Whitson’s personal treatment philosophy is:

“I believe that each patient, his or her condition and his or her situation is unique. While we have many advanced therapies that can help treat these conditions, we have to match therapy to the patient's wishes. Major illness can be overwhelming and life changing. I work with my colleagues in pulmonary and cardiac medicine to create personalized treatment plans for patients with advanced lung and heart diseases. Each plan is tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs, which may include specialized medical management, cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic transplantation or mechanical support. We do our best to meet the patient’s emotional needs, as well as his or her medical condition.”
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Heart Diseases
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Dissection
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Bicuspid
  • Mitral Valve
  • Mitral Valve Annuloplasty
  • Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Heart Valve Prolapse
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Tricuspid Valve Prolapse
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Heart Bypass, Right
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Shock, Cardiogenic
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Failure
  • Transplantation

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
5/30/2001


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
6/30/2002


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
6/30/2004


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
6/30/2006


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
6/30/2009


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
6/30/2012


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
6/30/2007

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
11/17/2009

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
6/7/2013

My Department

Surgery

My Division

Cardiac Surgery

More About My Work

Reviews

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.

95 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 05, 2019

    Very nice.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

    Excellent experience with Dr. Whitson with my annual examination. We are following a health management plan for my condition that is successful.

  • Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018

    Very professional and related to me very well. I left the office feeling confident that my care was in good hands.

  • Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

    Very professional and personable.

  • Reviewed on Sep 29, 2018

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

    Very open and honest and personable.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2018

    Saw Dr. Whitson and his team pre surgery. Excellent team. Lot's of communication and discussion.

  • Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

    Requested additional Echo information from prior providers to be able to fully determine IF surgery is needed now or later.

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

    Excellent in every way.

Load More Comments

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Whitson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.