Leaders-collageThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Surgery has recruited some of the nation’s best specialized surgeons and medical visionaries in the past year, including these newest team members:

  • Matthew Kalady, MD, director and professor, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery — Dr. Kalady is a recognized expert on colorectal cancer and its hereditary syndromes, as well a National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health-funded researcher in colorectal cancer genetics, author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, editor for colorectal surgery textbooks and supervisor of the Colorectal Cancer Biobank.

  • Nicole Bernal, MD, FACS, director of the Burn Center; professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn — Dr. Bernal is an experienced and diversified surgeon focused on academic burn surgery who has established herself as a mentor for young women interested in becoming physicians and scientists. Her clinical expertise includes infrared laser spectroscopy for diagnosis of burns, international medicine and pediatric trauma, while her research focuses on improving burn wound healing. She’s co-authored 33 peer-reviewed journal articles and made more than 75 invited lectures and presentations.

  • Barbra Miller, MD, co-director of the new Ohio State University Comprehensive Adrenal Program and professor, Division of Surgical Oncology —  Dr. Miller is an internationally known clinician and researcher of benign adrenal disorders, adrenal cancer, subclinical disease states and palliative care. She leads the adrenal section of the American College of Surgeons Operative Standards in Cancer Surgery series, is a primary author of the 2020 AAES Guidelines for the Definitive Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease in Adults and serves on the Executive Council of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

  • Michael Vallely, MBBS, PhD, medical director for Ross Perioperative Services; professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery — Dr. Vallely is an international expert in off-pump CABG, which gives the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center a new treatment option that isn’t available anywhere else in central Ohio. His clinical interest centers on elderly and high-risk patients, including total-arterial, anaortic, and off-pump CABG surgery; transcatheter and sutureless valve technologies; and minimally invasive heart and lung surgery.