Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University

HayesDonProfessor, Departments of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Surgery
Professor, Division of Epidemiology
The Ohio State University

Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University

Director, Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airway Biology Research
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
ED5022 Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building
700 Children’s Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205-2664

614-722-4818
hayes.705@osu.edu
don.hayes@nationwidechildrens.org

Research Interests:

  • Adult and pediatric pulmonology
  • Advanced lung disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Lung and heart-lung transplantation
  • Lung injury
  • Lung tracheobronchial epithelial tissue stem/progenitor cells

Research Lab:

  • Co-Director, Lung Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Program
    Center for Perinatal Research
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University

  • Director, Center for the Epidemiological Study of Organ Failure and Transplantation
    Comprehensive Transplant Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine and Public Health

  • Director, Center for Pediatric Transplant Research
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine and Public Health

Current Research:

I am a physician-scientist with clinical and research interests in cystic fibrosis (CF), acute and chronic decompensated cardiopulmonary failure, ECMO, and lung transplantation. I was recruited to Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and The Ohio State University (OSU) in July 2011 to develop a preeminent advanced lung disease program and thoracic transplant (lung and heart-lung) program. In a short period of time, the NCH Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs are now receiving national and international referrals under my leadership. Concurrently to developing these clinical programs, I developed the Center for Epidemiology of Organ Failure and Transplantation and the Center for Pediatric Transplant Research, which have now published extensively on clinical outcomes and epidemiology of advanced lung disease and solid organ transplantation. These research programs have quickly become international leaders in the field of transplant outcomes research. More recently, I transitioned my research focus on the tracheobronchial epithelial stem/progenitor cells in CF and lung transplantation. My current work is investigating these cells in the pathophysiology of CF and in the re-epithelialization of the conducting airways after lung transplantation.

Active Funding:

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Long Term Oxygen Therapy in Children
    American Thoracic Society Assembly Project
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • Ohio Solid Organ Transplant (OhioSOT) Research Network
    OSOTC Collaborative Research Award
    Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • Implications of the Lung Allocation Score in Prioritizing Critically Ill Patients for Lung Transplantation
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • Tissue Stem Cells as Autologous Cell Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network
    Principal Investigator: Susan Reynolds, PhD
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

  • Perfluorocarbons as a mucolytic for cystic fibrosis sputum
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • Metabolomics approach to the study of pulmonary exacerbation in CF patients and acute allograft rejection in lung transplant patients
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clinical and Translational Intramural Research Award
    The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Role: Principal Investigator

PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=hayes+d+jr  

Education:

  • Medical degree: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical Care: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (specialized training in advanced lung disease and lung transplantation)
  • Fellowship - Sleep Medicine: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Fellowship - Pediatric Pulmonary: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Honors/News:

  • Pediatric Award of Recognition, Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine (2017)
  • America’s Best Physicians 2017
  • Best Doctors 2016-2017, Best Doctors
  • GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health, American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation (2016)
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2016)
  • Research Incentive Award, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (2016)
  • America’s Best Physicians 2016
  • Best Doctors 2015-2016, Best Doctors
  • Top Article in Respiratory Disorders, Faculty of 1000 F1000Prime (2015)
  • Medicine and The Arts Service Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2015)
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
  • Courage to Teach Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2015)
  • America’s Best Physicians 2015
  • Most Valuable Team Member Award, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Section of Pulmonary Medicine (2014)
  • Top Article in Respiratory Disorders, Faculty of 1000 F1000Prime (2014)
  • America’s Top Doctors 2014, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
  • Sir William Osler, MD Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2014)
  • Top Article in Respiratory Disorders, Faculty of 1000 F1000Prime (2014)
  • Carrie Martin Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013)
  • 2013 America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Richard P. & Marie R. Bremer Medical Research Fund and William H. Davis Endowment for Basic Medical Research Award, The Ohio State University Center for Clinical & Translational Science Program (2013)
  • American Thoracic Society Pediatric Clinician Educator Award (2013)
  • Top Pediatrician, The International Association of Pediatricians and The Leading Physicians of The World (2013)
  • Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (2012)

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