Patrick I. McConnell, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Patrick McConnell, MD, is the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Programs at The Heart Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. McConnell received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed Surgery residency at the University of Utah. He completed fellowships at New York Medical College, Oregon Health & Science University, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. McConnell is a thought leader in the areas of aortic valve repair, right ventricular to pulmonary artery reconstruction and treating mitral valve disease in infants and small children. He is an early adopter and pioneer in the Midwestern United States for the use of non-operative therapies for chest wall deformities with patients referred from across the US, North America and South America. Along with colleagues in pulmonary medicine and Otolaryngology, Dr. McConnell has developed a Thoracic Airway collaborative that now treats patients for complex disorders of the airway within the chest. His primary translational research is focused on the use of mechanical assist devices and associated therapies targeting heart recovery. Dr. Mcconnell is board certified in both Pediatric and Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 11/01/2010

Board Certifications
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 10/31/2010
Fellowship Oregon Health and Science University Date Completed: 10/31/2007
Fellowship Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2005
Residency University of Utah Health Sciences Ctr. Date Completed: 06/30/2007
Residency University of Utah Health Sciences Ctr. Date Completed: 06/30/2002
Medical School University of Nebraska College of Medicine Date Completed: 05/31/1999
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
Patrick McConnell

Inside the Cardiac Operating Room: Meet Dr. McConnell

Your child’s heart is in the best hands here at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Go inside the cardiac operating room with Dr. Patrick McConnell as he describes what makes cardiology care here at Nationwide Children’s the best in the world.