About the Program

The Division of Cardiac Surgery within the Department of Surgery, in coordination with the Comprehensive Transplant Center, seeks applicants for a one-year, intensive experience in cardiopulmonary transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and the surgical management of end-stage cardiopulmonary failure. The appointment would provide patient care in our thriving and growing program. This one year (with possibility of one additional year of research/training) experience aims to provide a comprehensive, in-depth exposure to Thoracic Transplantation (heart and lung transplantation), short-term/acute mechanical circulatory support (ECMO/ECLS, temporary VAD, percutaneous heart pumps), durable mechanical circulatory support (VAD and TAH) and ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP).

Duties of the Fellow

Duties will include patient care responsibilities in heart and lung transplant procedures, mechanical circulatory support devices and organ recovery and resuscitation. Participation in the preoperative evaluation for potential candidates, transplant logistics, transplant surgery and in postoperative care would be expected. There would be potential for laboratory experience in organ perfusion as well as outcomes research with an expectation for scholarly production (i.e., manuscripts and presentations).

Application Process

Individuals who have completed an accredited training program in cardiothoracic surgery and have an interest in the surgical treatment of cardiopulmonary failure are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible for and maintain an Ohio Medical License.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Interested applicants should send a current CV and three references to Bryan Whitson.


Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD
Program Director

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