W. Kenneth Washburn

W. Kenneth Washburn, MD

  • Transplant

Appointments: (614) 293-6724

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Transplant
  • Pancreatic Islets Transplantation
  • Biliary Tract
  • Biliary Tract Diseases
  • Biliary Tract Cancers
  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Hypertension, Portal
  • Common Bile Duct
  • Common Bile Duct Cancers
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donors
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplantation
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Splenorenal Shunt, Surgical

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


General Surgery
Tufts Medical Center
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1992


New England Deaconess Hospital
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1995

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Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

Transplant 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 03/26/2018, Dr. Washburn has reported no relationships with companies or entities.