Gail E. Besner, MD

Gail Besner

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Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • 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
Professional Experience

2012 - Present The Jackson Laboratory Informatics Scientific Advisory Board Member

2012 - Present Section of Medical Genetics Contributing Member Faculty of 1000

2011 - Present American College of Medical Genetics President-elect

2005 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital Associate Program Director

2004 - Present NIH Genetics of Health and Disease Study Section Chair

2003 - Present The Ohio State University, Division of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

2001 - Present Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Member

2004 - 2008 Surgery, Anesthesia and Trauma Study Section, National Institutes of Health Full-time Member

2002 - 2004 NIH Mammalian Genetic Study Section Regular Member

1991 - 2001 The Ohio State University Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program

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