Darwin Conwell

Darwin Conwell, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

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About Me

As a gastroenterologist at Ohio State and the director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, I specialize in pancreatic disease and endoscopic procedures, providing a welcome alternative to surgical interventions. I strive to provide comprehensive, empathetic and compassionate care to all my patients.

Our division’s mission is to provide multi-disciplinary pancreatic and esophageal care, as well as to enhance patient experience by expediting care in a compassionate yet efficient environment.

My areas of research include pancreatic disease, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreas cysts, hereditary pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. As a clinical research investigator for over 20 years, I have published original pancreatic research and received funding from government, academic and private institutions. Through this funding, I have acquired the research experience to perform clinical trials and multi-center collaborations that have resulted in publications from medical institutions across the globe, and in national institutions including the University of Pittsburgh, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Boston Children’s and Columbia University.

I was raised in Ohio, and each step of my training and early career took place here. After spending six years in Boston at the Harvard University Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I knew it was time to come home and serve the community I know and love – the great state of Ohio. I’m honored to serve as the director of this fine division and look forward to a bright future.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2014–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Transplantation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Pancreatic Islets Transplantation
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Pancreatic Function Tests

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
9/9/1985 - 6/11/1989


Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1992


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1992 - 6/30/1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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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. Conwell has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • American College of Gastroenterology