The Buckeye difference

It’s an exciting time to be a Buckeye surgeon with The Ohio State University Department of Surgery! Our team has much to celebrate and even more to look forward to. As a department, we strive to apply our collective values — which include Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Education, Quality and Diversity — to all of our work. Throughout this Year-in- Review brochure, we hope you’ll see how this led to incredible new ideas in patient care, research and education in FY2023.

We’re tremendously proud of our awards and recognition, placing us among the top surgery departments in the country:

  • No. 8 ranking for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding
  • No. 6 ranking for our General Surgery residency program
  • Becker’s Top 100 Great Hospitals
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services five-star quality rating

What’s next for the Ohio State Department of Surgery? To start, we get closer every day to opening our new 26-story inpatient hospital. And in the meantime, we’ve recently added even more Outpatient Care locations across central Ohio, including the new James Outpatient Care location. The $357 million project includes outpatient operating rooms, interventional radiology rooms, an extended recovery unit, a diagnostic imaging center, a genitourinary (GU) clinic, and central Ohio’s first proton therapy treatment facility in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. When you’re a Buckeye surgeon, you can rest assured that you have access to state-of-the-art facilities, the latest technology and breakthrough therapies to provide your patients with compassionate, high-quality care.

It’s an honor to lead this wonderful department and to be among an elite team of Buckeye surgeons. We hope that by reading this report, you’ll get a sense of all the exciting work happening currently and what’s still to come for the Ohio State Department of Surgery.

Thank you, and Go Buckeyes!


Dr. Timothy Pawlik headshot
Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH
Chair, Department of Surgery
The Urban F. Meyer III and Shelley M. Meyer Chair for Cancer Research
Surgeon in Chief