Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD, MPH, is the program director and director of Education for Pediatric Surgery. He also serves as the surgical director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is a professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and director of the Global Surgery Program at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. The focus of his research is on understanding burden of surgical diseases and building surgical capacity in low and middle-income countries.


  • MD: University of Lagos
  • Internship: Lagos University Teaching Hospital 
  • Internship: Medical College of Virginia Health Systems
  • Residency: Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • Residency: East Surrey Hospital 
  • Residency: Queen Mary’s University Hospital 
  • Residency: Hope Hospital – UK 
  • Residency: Wrexham Maelor Hospital 
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia Health Systems
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 

Research Interests

  • Surgical Education 
  • Global Surgery – Surgical Capacity and burden of disease assessment 
  • Clinical outcomes in Pediatric Surgery

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