W. Kenneth Washburn

W. Kenneth Washburn, MD

  • Transplant
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a liver and kidney transplant surgeon and director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I approach each patient as if he or she were a family member.

Patients come to see me for an opinion. Sometime that opinion means surgery, but not always. I work with my patients and encourage them to be a part of the decision making process to determine which treatment option is the right choice for them.

The opportunity to work here at Ohio State and take care of patients is a privilege. I enjoy coming to work and appreciate the dedication of all the staff and physicians. I’m thrilled to be part of a medical center that’s at the forefront of great patient care, education and research. My career has given me the opportunity to make a life-changing and life-saving impact on thousands of patients over the years.

In my free time I enjoy many types of exercising, especially anything outdoors. I love to keep active!
  • Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Board of directors, United Network of Organ Sharing
  • My research interests include organ preservation, organ allocation, organ transplant policy and outcome assessments for organ transplantation
  • Best Doctor in America 2017
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Biliary Tract Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donors
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplantation

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/1984 - 5/5/1988


Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
7/1/1988 - 6/30/1989


Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1992


Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
7/1/1992 - 6/30/1993


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Nephrology GM, Boston, MA
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1995

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Transplant Surgery

More About My Work

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. Washburn has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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