Meet Ohio State's team of cardiac surgery experts

The Division of Cardiac Surgery comprises a comprehensive team of surgeons and staff, all focused on delivering high-quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Our Leaders


Nahush Mokadam, MD

Director, Division of Cardiac Surgery

Nahush Mokadam, MD, is the director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery. He holds the Gerard S. Kakos, MD, and Thomas E. Williams Jr., MD, PhD, Professorship. Dr. Mokadam is an international leader in heart failure who specializes in heart transplants and ventricular assist devices.
Bryan Whiston, MD, PhD

Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

Dr. Whitson is Director, Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is also Co-Director of the COPPER Laboratory. Dr. Whitson is a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor of surgery.

Mark Galantowicz, MD

Chief, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Professor of Surgery
Murray D. Lincoln Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Our People

Our People

Administrative Staff

Our office staff are available at: 614-293-5502

Melinda (Mindy) Cain
Assistant to Dr. Matthew Henn, Dr. Asvin Ganapathi, and Dr. Bryan Whitson 

Jonda Thomas
Assistant to Dr. Nahush Mokadam (Director), Dr. Jovan Bozinovski, and Dr. Michael Vallely

Kaitlen Knight 
Residency Program Coordinator 

Myria Jacobs
Administrative Manager

Karim Berdiev
Business Manager

Justin Feezell
Administrator, Divisions of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery 

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