Director, Division of Transplantation Surgery


Executive Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Division of Transplantation
Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Abdominal Transplant Program 
Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Liver Transplant Program 
Professor, Surgery

395 W. 12th Ave., FOT 192
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Research Interests: 
  • Organ procurement
  • Extracorporeal liver assist systems
  • Imaging
  • The efficacy of transplant medications
Current Research:
“Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in Neurological Death Organ Donors”


I joined Ohio State in March 2016 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where I worked since 1998, most recently as the Valero President’s Distinguished Chair in Transplantation Surgery, director of Liver Transplantation and professor of Surgery. I have a special interest in national transplant policy, serving in numerous capacities within the United Network for Organ Sharing and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.


  • Master of Science degree: Chemistry, Penn State University
  • Medical degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency: General Surgery, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Multi-Organ Transplantation, Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Commendation Medal USAF, 1998
Outstanding Student Pittsburgh Surgical Society, 1988
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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