Rushing_Gregory_460x460N-813 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210



MS: Microbiology, University of South Florida, Tampa 1998
MD: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 2002                    

Specialty Training

  • General surgery residency, Eastern Virgina Medical School, Norfolk
  • Fellowship in cardiovascular surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Fellowship in aortic surgery, The Cleveland Clinic
Appointment: January 2015

Specialty Interests

  • Aortic surgery
  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests

In January of 2015, I joined the faculty of The Ohio State University as an assistant professor of Surgery and have developed a clinical and research practice focused on aortic and aortic valve disease. I have worked with my vascular surgery colleagues in advancing our Aortic Center in treatment of patients with complex aortic arch disease. I have also re-initiated a program for the surgical approach to cardiac arrhythmias in conjunction with electrophysiologists in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. In an effort to further this program, I applied and was selected for the James L. Cox Fellowship in atrial fibrillation surgery through the American Association of Thoracic Surgery. Currently I am involved in several clinical trials including trans-catheter valve replacement, magnetic resonance elastography evaluation of thoracic aortopathy, anti-thrombin supplementation in high risk cardiopulmonary bypass and embolic protection devices in cardiac surgery. Although I do not have a personal active laboratory, I am collaborating in basic science research including animal models to study mechanisms of spinal cord ischemia as a result of aortic surgery. My clinical research interests include aortic surgery in connective tissue disorders, aortopathy associated with bicuspid aortic valves, clinical evaluation of trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and surgical ablation techniques for cardiac arrhythmia. 

As with many academic surgeons, education is a passion for me. Currently, I am active in medical student, resident and continuing medical education through the Department of Surgery, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. I particularly enjoy my work with the pre-clinical medical students in our Summer Scholars Program aimed at encouraging medical students to seek a career in cardiothoracic surgery.

PubMed articles