Mokadam-with-scalpelThe Department of Surgery comprises nine standout divisions. Check them out here:

Cardiac Surgery

  • More than 100 thoracic transplants in FY2021
  • Established an ECMO retrieval program
  • New integrated six-year residency program

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • World-class hereditary colorectal cancer program
  • World-class multidisciplinary IBD treatment center
  • 8 faculty (50% women)

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery program contributing to fastest-growing robotic surgery space in the country
  • Ohio State’s Gastroenterology and GI Surgery specialty enters U.S. News & World Report top 50 ranking
  • First in country to offer multidisciplinary Abdominal Core Health elective for senior residents

Pediatric Surgery

  • Busiest pediatric robotic surgery program in the U.S.
  • More than 150 publications last year
  • 42 national trainee awards since 2012

Surgical Oncology

  • Among the top three busiest robotic HPB and adrenal programs in the Midwest
  • One of three original Society of Surgical Oncology fellowships started in 1977
  • More than $15 million in research funding

Thoracic Surgery

  • Top 25 U.S. News & World Report lung program
  • 1,000th robotic anatomic lung resection was performed in 2021
  • Among the highest in robotic lung volume nationally; #1 in Ohio

Transplantation Surgery

  • Top 10 transplant center by volume in the United States in 2020 (#8 for abdominal transplants)
  • Living donor liver and kidney programs
  • More than 11,000 transplants performed since first kidney transplant in 1967

Trauma, Critical Care and Burn

  • Level I trauma center and ABA-verified burn program at University Hospital
  • 21 active clinical trials including 2 Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) clinical trials and more than $1 million in research funding
  • Level III trauma center at East Hospital

Vascular Diseases and Surgery

  • Only practice in Ohio doing four-vessel branch chimney thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • New Integrated Residency Program
  • 11 active clinical trials, including TAMBE trial