Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, FACS, is Chief of Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Through his surgical expertise and experience, Dr. Nathan works to advance the Nationwide Children’s mission, philosophy and approach to excellence in patient care and clinical outcomes, and he is committed to advancing the field through academic scholarship.
Dr. Nathan has devoted his career to pediatric abdominal transplantation. He has extensive experience in performing liver, kidney and intestinal transplants. Areas of expertise include utilizing all technical variant grafts in liver transplantation, including split livers, reduced-sized grafts and living donor liver transplantation, to optimize outcomes and minimize time on the waiting list. He has significant experience in kidney transplantation in the youngest children (as young as 1 year old), and he partners with Nephrology colleagues to care for neonates who require dialysis soon after birth.
Dr. Nathan is also one of the world’s leading surgeons for an advanced procedure – total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) – which helps children with debilitating pain and impaired quality of life from acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Nathan is the most experienced board-certified pediatric surgeon in the United States performing TPIATs and has performed more than 100 of the procedures. In partnership with the pioneering pancreatic islet isolation team, he provides the greatest chances for children to achieve insulin independence following total pancreatectomy.
Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Nathan served as surgical director of the Pancreas Care Center and the Kidney and Intestinal Transplant programs, as well as associate surgical director of Liver Transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His training includes undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, a general surgery residency and surgical research in gastrointestinal endocrinology at Duke University School of Medicine, followed by fellowships in pediatric surgery and abdominal transplant surgery in Cincinnati.
Dr. Nathan, who is also the recipient of the Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Transplantation, conducts research focusing on the surgical management of pancreatic diseases in children. He serves as a co-investigator on the R01-funded multi-center prospective observational cohort study of TPIAT (POST Study), with the goal of addressing research gaps and developing future intervention studies regarding the surgical approach to TPIAT. He is also a co-investigator with INSPPIRE (International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a Cure), with the overarching goal of gaining a better understanding of acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis in children. He has partnered with numerous basic science investigators to advance the field of pediatric pancreatology, including the development of the patient-derived microfluidic pancreas-on-a-chip to study cell-cell interactions and further the understanding of pancreatic function.
Dr. Nathan is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery, and certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
A member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), Dr. Nathan serves on its Pancreas Committee. He also serves as co-chair of the Pediatric Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
- Nobility in Science Award, Gala for a Cure, National Pancreas Foundation, 2016
- Markham Family Award on Liver Diseases/Liver Transplantation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2015
- Listed, Best Doctors in America
- Listed, America’s Best Physicians, National Consumer Advisory Board
- Mid-Level Faculty Development Grant, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2015-2017
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Member, Association for Academic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section
- Member, American Pediatric Surgical Association
- Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
- Member, American Society of Transplantation
- Member, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
- Member, American Pancreatic Association
- Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/01/2021
- General Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
|Fellowship||University of Cincinnati Medical Center||Date Completed: 06/30/2009|
|Fellowship||Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center||Date Completed: 06/30/2007|
|Residency||Duke University and Health System||Date Completed: 06/30/2005|
|Internship||Duke University and Health System||Date Completed: 06/30/1999|
|Medical School||Yale University School of Medicine||Date Completed: 05/25/1998|