About Me

As a transplant nephrologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in solid organ transplant and treating those with end-organ failure. My entire career has been devoted to caring for patients who can benefit from organ transplantation. I provide the specialized care that these patients need, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

I believe in treating each patient as if he or she were a member of my own family. I provide them with the best medical care possible in a caring and compassionate manner. I am honest with my patients and make sure that I spend as much time with each patient as he or she might need.

When I’m not working I enjoy relaxing with my family, traveling and skiing.
Highlights
  • Medical Director, Solid Organ Transplant Program at Ohio State
  • Councilor, board member and member of Kidney and Living Donor Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing
  • American Society of Transplantation - Executive Board, Living Donor COP
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Kidney Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donors
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic
  • Nephrology
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
MD
8/1/1985 - 5/30/1989

Internship

University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL

6/1/1989 - 6/1/1990

Residency

University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL

7/1/1990 - 6/1/1992

Fellowship

University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL

7/1/1992 - 6/1/1995

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/16/1992

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Nephrology)
11/10/1994

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Nephrology

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.

222 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 08, 2020

    Everyone else was wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2020

    Same as above - I'm a living donor and they have been doing great working with me being as I live so far away.

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2020

    No bad experiences from anyone at all.

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2020

    Not at all, experiences was excellent.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    Always good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

    Dr's are always professional and care about my health

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    No bad experiences they have been very good experiences I give the provider a grade of "A+".

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

    friendly and easy to communicate with

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2020

    Very little time spent, did not seem familiar with my case or info I shared w/nurse. Seemed precoccupied with case-load.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

    Excellent.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Pesavento 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.

  • Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement
  • United Network for Organ Sharing