The Division of Transplantation Surgery, one of nine specialty divisions within the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is dedicated to delivering high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective care for abdominal transplants (kidney, liver and pancreas). For cardiothoracic transplants (heart and lungs), please visit the Division of Cardiac Surgery.

Based on a solid foundation of basic, translational and clinical research, the division combines a busy clinical transplant program with a diverse and productive research effort within Ohio State’s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC).

The division has embarked on a number of collaborative, interdisciplinary endeavors to enhance both the clinical activities and the basic research efforts in transplantation:

  • Immunopharmacology
  • Immune assessment and monitoring
  • Immune engineering
  • Information systems
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical trials
  • Public policy and ethical considerations
  • Communications and public relations

Our physicians hold leadership positions in national transplant organizations, including the United Network for Organ Sharing and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, working to advance the science, practice and policy of organ transplantation.

Learn about the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Ohio State

Ken Washburn, MD, executive director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center and division director for transplantation surgery, provides an overview of the center’s growth.

Excellence and Experience

Excellence and Experience

The Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center is a top 20 transplant program, by volume, in the United States.

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Our history and transplantation firsts at Ohio State

From living donor transplants to multiple organ transplants, learn more about the history and timeline of transplantation accomplishments at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

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Healthy State Alliance (HSA) Increases Access to Transplant Care

Healthy State Alliance (HSA), making a difference in local communities with initiatives to tackle challenging health concerns, has turned its attention to improving access to transplant care.

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More about the Division of Transplantation Surgery

More about the Division of Transplantation Surgery