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Meet Our Team

Under the supervision of co-directors Christopher Breuer, MD, and Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD, the Tissue Engineering program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is made up of more than 100 people from The Heart CenterThe Research InstituteCardiothoracic Surgery, and General Pediatric Surgery

Christopher K. Breuer, MD

Christopher K. Breuer, MDChristopher 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.

Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD

Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhDToshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD, is a Co-Director of the Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests center on bioengineered tissue for use in surgery. Working with Dr. Christopher K. Breuer, he was the first in the world to tissue engineer blood vessels and implant them in human infants. Dr. Shinoka has many honors recognizing his contributions, including the Blue Ribbon 1st Place Poster from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting.

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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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