Advanced Lung Disease
Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency
Med-Peds Trained Faculty
Don Hayes, Jr., MD, MS, MEd, is the medical director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program and the medical director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also an associate professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
His clinical interests include supporting or “bridging” patients with severely advanced lung disease to lung transplant with artificial lung technology including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). From a research standpoint, he is involved with several collaborations studying cystic fibrosis, advanced lung disease, ECMO, and organ preservation for transplantation.
He is the director of the Center for Pediatric Transplant Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which is a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with international researchers who are trying to improve clinical outcomes in children after organ transplantation.
Dr. Hayes completed his medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He pursued his combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He then completed fellowships in adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health with specialized training in advanced lung disease and lung transplantation. Dr. Hayes has two master’s degrees — one in clinical and translational science and the other in medical education.