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Advanced Lung Disease
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, is the Medical Director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program at Nationwide Children’s, as well as the Medical Director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs. His clinical interests include supporting or “bridging” patients with severely advanced lung disease to lung transplant with artificial lung technology such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He also leads research efforts to further advance treatment of patients with severe lung disease. Dr. Hayes, a nationally recognized physician and recent recipient of the American Medical Association Doctor William Beaumont Award in Medicine, has been published in more than 65 peer-reviewed journals and has served as both an international and national speaker at symposia while also serving as a journal reviewer and editorial board member for several journals. He is actively involved in teaching and community service and receives numerous grants to fund research. He completed his medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine graduating with honors. 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 also has two master’s degrees — one in clinical and translational science and the other in medical education.