Jennifer H. Aldrink, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Pediatric Surgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3900
FX: (614) 722-3903

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Dr. Aldrink’s surgical interests focus on surgical oncology, including chest and abdominal solid tumors, melanoma, metastatic disease and thyroid cancer. She is a graduate of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Aldrink completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Nationwide Children’s. She also completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Dr. Aldrink is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Society of Surgical Oncology, International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology and on the Cancer Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina Univers
    Date Completed: 05/13/2000


  • Duke University Medical Center - Durham
    Date Completed: 06/30/2007


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • General Pediatric Surgery


  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2009


  • McClead,Rick; Ryshen,Gregory; Dail,James; Gossard,Mary; Dienhart,Molly; Aldrink,Jennifer. 2015. USE OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) METHODOLOGY TO DECREASE LENGTH OF STAY (LOS) FOR NEWBORNS WITH UNCOMPLICATED GASTROSCHISIS.  BMJ QUALITY & SAFETY. Vol. 24, no. 11. (November): 723-?.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer,H; McManaway,Cindy; Wang,Wei; Nwomeh,Benedict,C. 2015. Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Children Undergoing Elective Colorectal Surgery.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. Vol. 60, no. 4. (April): 503-507.
  • Fernandez,Karen,S; Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Ranalli,Mark; Ruymann,Frederick,B; Caniano,Donna,A. 2015. Carcinoid Tumors in Children and Adolescents: Risk for Second Malignancies.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY. Vol. 37, no. 2. (March): 150-153.
  • Aldrink JH, Paris C, Wang W, Teeple E, Wilcox A, Eastep K, O'Brien S, Michalsky M. 2014. Obesity is a risk factor for renal toxicity and wound infections among a cohort of pediatric cancer patients at a single tertiary care institution.  Journal of Obesity. Vol. 4, no. August: e224.
  • Sulkowski JP, Nicol K, Ravel MV, Yeager N, Setty B, Groner JI, Aldrink JH. 2014. Infantile Fibrosarcoma of the Intestine: A report of Two Cases and Literature Review.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery Cae Reports. Vol. 2, no. 6. (June): 290-293.
  • Aldrink JH, Groner J, Teich S. 2014. Mediastinal Cysts, Tumors, and Myasthenia Gravis. In Operative Pediatric Surgery, 2nd ed. Edited by Ziegler MM, et al. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • Rauch L, Erdman S, Aldrink JH, Ranalli M, Prasad V, Hoffman P. 2014. Fatal Extra-Intestinal Adrenal Maligancy in a 12 Year Old Female with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. 58, no. 2. (February): 19e-20e.
  • Rauch,Lindsey,B; Erdman,Steven,H; Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Ranalli,Mark,A; Prasad,Vinay; Hoffman,Robert,P. 2014. Fatal Extraintestinal Adrenal Malignancy in a 12-year-old Girl With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. Vol. 58, no. 2. (February): E19-E20.
  • Cozzi C, Aldrink JH, Nichol K, Nicholson L, Cua C. 2013. Intestinal Location of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Among Infants with Congenital Heart Disease.  Journal of Perinatology. Vol. 33, no. October: 783-785.
  • Kako,Hiromi; Taghon,Thomas; Veneziano,Giorgio; Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Ayoob,Rose; Tobias,Joseph,D. 2013. Severe intraoperative hypertension after induction of anesthesia in a child with a neuroblastoma.  JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA. Vol. 27, no. 3. (June): 464-467.
  • Crowley,Helena,M; Mohamed,Ahmad; Baker,Peter; Jayanthi,Venkata,R; Ranalli,Mark; Aldrink,Jennifer,H. 2013. Atypical smooth muscle tumor of the vagina-A pediatric case report and review of the literature.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 5. (May): 1118-1122.
  • Aldrink JH, Teich S, Nicol K, Wang W. 2013. Fibrous soft tissue tumors: Factors predictive of recurrence.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 48, no. 1. (January): 56-61.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Nicol,Kathleen; Wang,Wei; Teich,Steven. 2013. Fibrous soft tissue tumors: Factors predictive of recurrence.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 1. (January): 56-61.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Caniano,Donna,A; Nwomeh,Benedict,C. 2012. Variability in Gastroschisis Management: A Survey of North American Pediatric Surgery Training Programs.  JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH. Vol. 176, no. 1. (July): 159-163.
  • Ranalli,Mark; Willer,Robert; Miao,Yongjie; Aldrink,Jennifer. 2012. RENAL TUMORS IN CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 12 MONTHS OF AGE.  PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER. Vol. 58, no. 7. (July): 1087-1088.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer; Willer,Robert; Miao,Yongjie; Ranalli,Mark. 2012. RENAL TUMORS IN CHILDREN AGE 5 YEARS AND OLDER.  PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER. Vol. 58, no. 7. (July): 1086-1087.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer; Teeple,Erin,A; Wilcox,Aaron; Eastep,Kasi,A; Abdel-Rasoul,Mahmoud,H; Termuhlen,Amanda; Michalsky,Marc. 2011. Obesity Is Associated With Renal Toxicity in Children With Malignancy.  OBESITY. Vol. 19, no. November: S227-S227.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer,Hall; Kenney,Brian,D. 2011. Laparoscopic Excision of an Esophageal Duplication Cyst.  SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES. Vol. 21, no. 5. (October): E280-E283.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Ma,Michelle; Wang,Wei; Caniano,Donna,A; Wispe,Jonathan; Puthoff,Teresa. 2011. Safety of ketorolac in surgical neonates and infants 0 to 3 months old.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 6. (June): 1081-1085.
  • Aldrink JH, Sowande OA. 2010. Peptic Ulcer Disease. In Paediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Africa. Edited by Ameh EA, Bickler SJ, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh BC, Poenaru D. Seattle: Global-HELP Organization.
  • Aldrink JH, Finkelstein JB, Ginsburg HB, Rouma BS. 2010. Hydrometrocolpos. In Paediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Africa. Edited by Ameh EA, Bickler SJ, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh BC, Poenaru D. Seattle: Global-HELP Organization.
  • Aldrink,Jennifer,H; Selim,M,Angelica; Diesen,Diana,L; Johnson,Jeffrey; Pruitt,Scott,K; Tyler,Douglas,S; Seigler,Hilliard,F. 2009. Pediatric melanoma: a single-institution experience of 150 patients.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 44, no. 8. (August): 1514-1521.
  • Aldrink JH, Lagoo-Deenadayala SA. 2008. Laparoscopic Ostomies. In Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery, 3rd ed. Edited by TN Pappas. Hoboken: Current Medicine LLC.
  • Aldrink JH, Skinner M. 2008. Complications of Head and Neck Surgery. In Complications in Pediatric Surgery. Edited by MG Caty, PL Glick. New York: Taylor & Francis, Inc..
  • Tracy,E; Aldrink,J; PANOSIAN,J; BEAM,D; Thacker,J; Reese,M; Kurtzberg,J. 2008. Isolation of oligodendrocyte-like cells from human umbilical cord blood.  CYTOTHERAPY. Vol. 10, no. 5. (January): 518-525.
  • Aldrink JH, Olson JA Jr. 2007. Endocrine Surgery. In First Exposure to General Surgery. Edited by DO Jacobs. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc..
  • Hall JG. 2005. Parathyroid. In Surgical Recall, 4th ed. Edited by LH Blackbourne. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Hall JG; Herman C; Cook JL; Tyler D; Seigler HF; Mosca PJ. 2005. Melanoma arising in a skin graft.  Annals Of Plastic Surgery. Vol. 54, no. 1. (January): e92.
  • Aldrink JH, Rice HE. 2005. Splenectomy. In Pediatric Surgery and Urology: Long-Term Outcomes, 2nd ed. Edited by KT Oldham, MD Stringer, PDE Mouriquand. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hall JG; Kurtzberg J; Szabolcs P; Skinner MA; Rice HE. 2005. Partial splenectomy before a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 40, no. 1. (January): e221.
  • Hall JG. 2005. Thyroid. In Surgical Recall, 4th ed. Edited by LH Blackbourne. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Hall JG; Pappas TN. 2004. Current management of biliary strictures.  Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal Of The Society For Surgery Of The Alimentary Tract. Vol. 8, no. 8. (December): e1098.
  • Hall JG; Martin PL; Wood S; Kurtzberg J. 2004. Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for an infant with beta-thalassemia major.  Journal Of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Vol. 26, no. 6. (June): e382.
  • Hall JG, Skinner MA. 2003. Complications of pediatric head and neck surgery. In Complications in pediatric surgery: an individual and systems based approach, 1st ed. Edited by MG Katy, P Glick. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • Cory AH; Edwards CC; Hall JG; Cory JG. 2003. Inhibitors of diverse metabolic steps cause increased apoptosis in deoxyadenosine-resistant mouse leukemia L1210 cells that lack p53 expression: convergence at caspase-3 activation.  Advances In Enzyme Regulation. Vol. 43, no. January: e29.
  • Hall JG; Cory AH; Hickerson DH; Cory JG. 2001. Increased sensitivity to sodium salicylate-induced apoptosis in drug-resistant leukemia L1210 cells.  Anticancer Research. Vol. 21, no. 1A. (January): e173.
  • Hall JG, Fitzpatrick J. 1999. Long-term follow-up of patients with Hirschsprung's disease treated by various surgical methods.  Journal of Surgical Education. Vol. 56, no. 7. (September): 362-367.
  • Hall JG; Cory AH; Cory JG. 1999. Lack of competition of substrates for P-glycoprotein in MCF-7 breast cancer cells overexpressing MDR1.  Advances In Enzyme Regulation. Vol. 39, no. January: e113.
  • Aldrink JH, McManaway C, Wang W, Nwomeh B. Randomized Pilot Study of Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Children Undergoing Elective Surgery.  Journl of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition.
  • Aldrink JH, Selim A, Diesen D, Tyler D, Seigler H. Pediatric melanoma: A single institution experience of 150 patients. J Pediatr Surg 44:1514-1521, 2009
  • Mahida J, Thakkar R, Walder J, Shen R, Kenney B, Prasad V, Aldrink JH. Solid Pseudepapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas in Pediatric Patients: A Case Report and Institutional Case Series.  Journal of Pediatric Sugery Case Reports.
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