Mark Galantowicz

Mark Galantowicz, MD

  • Cardiac Surgery

Appointments: (614) 722-3103

About me

Mark Galantowicz, MD, is chief of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also a professor of clinical surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Galantowicz is the first recipient of the Murray D. Lincoln endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Galantowicz was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to conduct molecular biology research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his surgical training, including fellowships in adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Galantowicz has authored several publications and presented to both national and international audiences on his surgical and hybrid procedures to treat cardiac malformations and congenital heart disease. His clinical interests are in the areas of the surgical treatment and repair of newborns with congenital heart defects and cardiopulmonary transplantation. Dr. Galantowicz’s research focuses on the development of innovative, less invasive strategies for managing cardiopulmonary disease.


  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Prolapse
  • Foramen Ovale, Patent
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial
  • Endocarditis, Non-Infective
  • Heart Valves
  • Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular

Education and training

Medical Degree

Cornell University Medical College


General Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr
7/1/1988 - 6/30/1993

More about my work

My background


Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1996

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Subspecialty: Congenital Cardiac Surgery)

My Department


My Division

Cardiac Surgery

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 03/28/2017, Dr. Galantowicz has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.