These talented men and women oversee one of the country’s premier surgery programs and continually work to improve the program and provide excellent care, training and research activities.

Department Leadership

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Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Surgery
    The Urban F. Meyer III and Shelley M. Meyer Chair for Cancer Research
    Surgeon in Chief
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Steven Steinberg, MD

  • Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
    Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
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Stacy Brethauer, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety
    Professor, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Medical Director, Supply Chain Management for the Wexner Medical Center
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Benedict Nwomeh, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair, Global Surgery
    Professor, Pediatric Surgery
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Jianjie Ma, PhD

  • Vice Chair, Basic and Translational Research
    Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery
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William Carson III, MD

  • Vice Chair, Promotion and Tenure
    Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology
    Associate Director, Clinical Research, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - James
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Bradley Needleman, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Strategy and Clinical Operations
    Professor, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
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Heena Santry, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Health Services Research
    Associate Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
    Director, Center for Surgical Health, Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP)

Division and Center Leadership

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Mark Arnold, MD

  • Director, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Carrie Sims, MD, PhD

  • Director, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
    Professor of Surgery
    Olga Jonasson, MD, Professorship in Surgery
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Timur Sarac, MD

  • Director, Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery
    Director, Aortic Center
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Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

  • Co-Director, COPPER Laboratory
    Director, Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
    Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery

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