Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

RajabAssociate Professor - Clinical, Transplant Surgery

395 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-293-8545
Rajab.2@osu.edu
 
Research Interests: Islet transplantation

Active Funding:
  • Rapid four-day steroid withdrawal with thymoglobulin induction and maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus and mycophenolate in primary cadaveric renal transplantation (with R Pelletier and ML Henry), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Rapid four-day steroid withdrawal with thymoglobulin induction and maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus and mycophenolate in primary renal transplantation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
PubMed

Books: Rajab A. Examiners Handbook. Mock Surgical Board Examinations. Columbus, OH, US|USA: The Ohio State University, Department of Surgery, January 2007.

Editorial Activities:
  • MedEdPORTAL
  • Transplantation
  • Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
  • American Journal of Transplantation
  • Acta Medica Saliniana
  • Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

Education:

  • Medical Degree: Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
  • PhD: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Residency: Surgery, University of Texas
  • Residency: Surgery, Red Crescent Hospital
  • Fellowship: Research, University of Texas
  • Fellowship: Transplant Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Honors/News:

  • Best Doctors, U.S. News & World Report, 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2014
  • HealthCare Heroes Award, Molina Healthcare, 2012
  • Health Care Heroes Award, Columbus Business First, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, 2011 - 2012
  • Highest-Performing Physicians, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2011
  • Recognition Award for High Professional and Academic Achievement, Syrian American Medical Society, Ohio Chapter, 2010
  • Physician of the Month, 2009
  • Teaching Fellow of the Year Award, Department of Surgery – Division of Transplantation, 2001
  • Award for Highest Score In-Service Monthly Examination, General Surgery, 1999
  • Award for Highest Score In-Service Monthly Examination, General Surgery, 1998
  • Award for Highest Score In-Service Monthly Examination, General Surgery, 1995