As the world’s only colorectal surgeon to be fellowship trained in both pediatric and adult colorectal surgery, Alessandra Gasior, DO, FACS, has a unique perspective to provide the best clinical options for patients of any age.
Dr. Gasior is the medical director of Colorectal Transitional Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as a surgeon with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. This joint role with the two institutions allows her to guide patients with colorectal conditions through a smooth transition of care once they reach adulthood. She has performed over 350 complex pediatric colorectal cases including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. Her experience with adult patients is vast, including over 500 adult colorectal cases.
Dr. Gasior’s areas of clinical interest include transitional care for anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung disease, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Her research interests include improving quality of life, documenting adult experiences and enhancing the transition to adult care among adolescents and young adults with colorectal conditions.
Dr. Gasior, who also serves as assistant professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and board-certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and the American Board of Surgery in both Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She trained at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, for General Surgery Residency. She completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Surgical Scholars Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Gasior also completed both Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship and Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She then completed an Adult Colorectal Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/01/2018
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- General Surgery
- Surgical Critical Care
|Fellowship||Nationwide Children's Hospital||Date Completed: 06/30/2017|
|Fellowship||Nationwide Children's Hospital||Date Completed: 06/30/2016|
|Fellowship||Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics||Date Completed: 06/30/2013|
|Residency||Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center||Date Completed: 07/31/2018|
|Residency||Kansas University||Date Completed: 06/30/2015|
|Residency||McGaw Medical Center of Northwest University||Date Completed: 06/30/2009|
|Medical School||Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medi||Date Completed: 06/30/2008|