Todd Pesavento

Todd Pesavento, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 120 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 38 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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.
  • 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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


University of Alabama Hospital-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
6/1/1989 - 6/1/1990


University of Alabama Hospital-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
7/1/1990 - 6/1/1992


University of Alabama Hospital-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
7/1/1992 - 6/1/1995

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



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.

120 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 10, 2024

    Respectful, good listener

  • Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

    Friendly. Answered questions honestly

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

    He was great

  • Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

    Always a good experience! Always willing to listen and provide support nd guidances

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2024

    Very friendly. Had time to ask about my career and life style.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024

    Dr. Pesavento is an incredibly proficient and knowledgeable nephrologist who, along with transplant coordinator Nicole Pavon, were the most significant reason why, after the transplant surgeon Dr. Musab's gifted transplant handiwork skillfully gave me a new life from a deceased kidney donor, why I had a more than positive outcome at OSU post transplant. I had a "sleepy kidney" that produced almost no urine for 10 days after the surgery. Every day, upon advice from Pesavento and Pavon, I messaged Pavon my vitals and urine output and weight, etc. Pavon presented the daily data to Dr. Pesavento and every day without fail, Dr. Pesavento advised me what exactly I was to do, and with further comprehension advice and guidance from Dr, Diez at Transplant, I now have a single deceased donor kidney that has gives me full kidney function. It's a miracle and both pre-transplant, surgical transplant, and post transplant personal from OSU-Wexner get all the credit. Some transplant facilities put a new kidney into a patient. From my experience, I know that OSU Transplant makes sure that the whole thing is and was and continues to be successful.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2024

    Dr Pesavento is the best in all categories. Professional but personal as well. I look forward to our yearly visit and I appreciate any professional input he has to offer.

  • Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

    Listened well, responsive.

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 09/29/2023, 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.

  • United Network for Organ Sharing

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