Christopher K. Breuer, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

575 Children's Crossroads
Research III - WB4151
Columbus, OH 43215 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-5732
FX: (614) 355-5726

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Christopher K. Breuer, MD, is Co-Director of the new Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Director of Tissue Engineering in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s new Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies. His clinical and research interests center on bioengineered tissue for use in surgery. Working with Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka, he was the first in the world to tissue engineer blood vessels and implant them in human infants. Dr. Breuer has many honors recognizing his contributions, including the Jacobsen Promising Investigator Award from the American College of Surgeons which is given to the most innovative young surgical investigator in the country.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Date Completed: 05/28/1990


  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992


  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1993


  • Harvard Medical School
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995


  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1997


  • Hasbro Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • General Pediatric Surgery


  • Pediatric Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/28/2012


  • Christopher Breuer. 2013. Stem Cells in Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels for Cardiac Repair. In Cardiac Regeneration and Repair: Volume 2 - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.: Woodhead Publishing.
  • Christopher Breuer. 2013. Tissue Engineering in Heart Valves. In Principles of Tissue Engineering, 4th Edition.
  • Christopher Breuer. 2007. Heart Valves. In Principles of Tissue Engineering, 3rd ed.: Elsevier Co..
  • Christopher Breuer. 2002. Meckels Diverticulum. In Principles of Surgery.: WB Saunders Co.
  • Christopher Breuer. 2002. Anomalies of Bowel Rotation: Malrotation and Midgut Volvulous. In Principles of Surgery.: WB Saunders Co.
  • Christopher Breuer. 2000. The Use of Small Bowel Transplantation in Necrotizing Enterocolitis. In Necrotizing Enterocolitis.: Landes Bioscience Co..
  • Christopher Breuer. 1997. Surgical Liver Disease. In Surgery of Infants and Children.: Lippencott Co..

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Dr. Christopher Breuer and Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka, co-directors of the Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital, are the first surgeons in the world to engineer tissue-engineered vascular grafts using a child's own cells.
Bennett was born with complex congenital heart disease and received a rare double switch operation at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
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