Living Kidney Donation

Since our transplant program first began in 1967, our team of experts at the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center has continued to drive innovation through advanced research and excellent patient care. As central Ohio’s only adult comprehensive transplant center, we have performed more than 9,250 solid organ transplants.

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Our Leaders and Doctors

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Kenneth Washburn, MD

Executive Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center; Director, Division of Transplantation Surgery


Laura Stillion

Director, Transplant Services, Comprehensive Transplant Center

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Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

Director, Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support


Ayesha Hasan, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program

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David Nunley, MD

Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

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James Hanje, MD

Director, Division of Hepatology; Program Director, Transplant Hepatology


Anthony Michaels, MD

Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program


Todd Pesavento, MD

Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation; Deputy Director of Medical Services, Comprehensive Transplant Center


Amer Rajab, MD, PhD

Surgical Director, Renal Transplantation; Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation