Gail E. Besner, MD

Gail Besner

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Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Research Award, Platinum First Place Award Winner - Resident’s Paper Competition (RS), Presidential Symposium, Columbus Surgical Society, 2018
  • Researcher Spotlight Journal Recognition, 2018
  • Oral Presentation Research Award, Third Place Award (RS), The Ohio State University Department of Surgery Research Day, 2018
  • Advocate in Medicine Award, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS), 2017
  • Outstanding Resident Presentation Award (CM), Association of Academic Surgery, 2017
  • Research Award, Gold Medal Winner - Resident’s Paper Competition (CM), Presidential Symposium, Columbus Surgical Society, 2017
  • Best Poster Award, First Place Award – Resident’s Poster Competition (JO), Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies 10th Annual Regenerative Medicine and Wound Care Conference, 2017
  • Best Poster Award, Bronze Prize Winner – Research Scientist Poster Competition (YZ), Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies 9th Annual Regenerative Medicine and Wound Care Conference, 2017
  • Quality Award for Value in Surgery (AN), American Pediatric Surgical Association Meeting, 2017
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, First Place Award (BC), Vidant Medical Center Medical Staff Graduate Medical Education Research Day, East Carolina State University, 2017
  • Oral Presentation Research Award, Second Place Award (CM), The Ohio State University Department of Surgery Research Day, 2017
  • Summer Student Poster Presentation Award, First Place College Student Award (SD), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Summer Student Poster Competition, 2017
  • Spring Trainee Travel Award, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2016
  • Fall Trainee Travel Award, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (CM), 2016
  • Research Poster Award, First Place Poster Award (SG), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Student Research Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, 2016
  • Rosencrantz Resident Research Award, Best Basic Science Research Presentation Award (CM), American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery, 2016
  • Best Manuscript by a New AAS Member, Academic Surgical Conference, 2016
  • Research Award, Oral Presentation (YW), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Day, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2016
  • Best Poster Award, Bronze Prize Winner – Resident’s Poster Competition (BC), Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapies 9th Annual Regenerative Medicine and Wound Care Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 2016
  • Medical Student Travel Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (SG), 2016
  • Excellence in Innovation Award Recipient, “HB-EGF for Use in Methods of Treating and Preventing Intestinal Injury Related to Hemorrhagic Shock and Resusc, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2016
  • Third Place Prize Winner – Student Research Competition (SG), Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum, Orlando, FL, 2016
  • Research Award - First Place Research Poster Award, Clinical Fellow Category (JO), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Day, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2016
  • Research Award, Platinum Prize Winner - Resident’s Paper Competition (JO), Presidential Symposium, Columbus Surgical Society, Columbus, Ohio, 2016
  • Research Award, Bronze Prize Winner - Resident’s Paper Competition (BC), Presidential Symposium, Columbus Surgical Society, Columbus, Ohio, 2016
  • Research Award, First Place Basic Science Poster Award (DM), Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio Annual Research Symposium, Cleveland, OH, 2016
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 11/26/1991

Board Certifications
  • General Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Buffalo Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Fellowship Boston Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1989
Residency Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1987
Internship Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1983
Medical School University of Cincinnati Date Completed: 06/30/1982
Research Funding
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences

HB-EGF and Intestinal Ischemia/Reperfusion, Other

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

HB-EGF Therapy for Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Other

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Role of NO and Endothelin in Human NEC, Other

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Pediatric Surgery