Surgery ToolsThe Department of Surgery comprises nine standout divisions. Check them out here:

Cardiac Surgery

More than 110 thoracic transplantations in FY2022

Three residents enrolled in the integrated six-year residency program

Established an ECMO retrieval program

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Innovative multidisciplinary colorectal cancer program

Hereditary colorectal cancer specialists

Integrative Pelvic Floor Center

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Bariatric surgery program contributing to fastest growing robotic surgery space in the country

First in the country to offer multidisciplinary Abdominal Core Health elective for senior residents

Ohio State’s Gastroenterology and GI Surgery specialty achieved U.S. News & World Report top 50 ranking

Pediatric Surgery

New clinical programs in pediatric solid organ transplantation and fetal surgery

51 national trainee research awards since 2012

More than 150 publications last year

Surgical Oncology

Among the three-busiest robotic hepatopancreatobiliary and adrenal programs in the Midwest

Among the highest-volume hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy centers nationally

One of three original Society of Surgical Oncology fellowships started in 1977

Thoracic Surgery

Top 30 U.S. News & World Report lung surgery program

Among the highest annual thoracic surgery volume nationally, with over 440 cases

Dr. Robert Merritt performed his 500th robotic lobectomy lung resection in 2022

Transplantation Surgery

Top 10 transplant center by volume in the United States in 2021 (No. 7 for kidney transplants)

Living donor liver and kidney programs

More than 11,500 transplants performed since our first kidney transplant in 1967

Trauma, Critical Care and Burn

Level I trauma center and ABA-verified burn center at University Hospital

Level III trauma center at East Hospital

Vascular Diseases and Surgery

Only practice in Ohio performing four-vessel branch chimney thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

11 active clinical trials, including TAMBE trial

New integrated residency options