Transplant Program

Meet Jaimie D. Nathan, MD

Chief, Abdominal Transplant & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Transplant Program

Nationwide Children’s offers high-quality, comprehensive transplantation services for children requiring this complex care. 

Each of Nationwide Children’s transplant programs is built by a team of nationally-recognized experts who work together to provide individualized care. Transplant teams include experienced surgeons and physicians, as well as transplant coordinators, social workers, dietitians and psychologists who address all the transplant needs of children and families, from evaluation through long-term, post-surgical care.

Leadership

Abdominal Transplant

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD

Jaimie Nathan, MD
Chief, Abdominal Transplant,
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Hiren Patel

Hiren P. Patel, MD 
Medical Director
Kidney Transplant

Amer Rajab

Amer Rajab, MD, PhD
Surgical Director
Kidney Transplant

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Alexander Weymann, MD
Medical Director
Liver Transplant

Blood and Marrow Transplant

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Rolla F. Abu-Arja, MD
Clinical Director
Blood and Marrow Transplant

Jeffery Auletta

Jeffery J. Auletta, MD
Medical Director
Blood and Marrow Transplant
 

Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Stephen E. Kirkby, MD
Medical Director
Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant

Mark Galantowicz

Mark E. Galantowicz, MD
Surgical Director
Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant

Heart Transplant

Patrick McConnell, MD
Surgical Director
Heart Transplant

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Deipanjan Nandi, MD, MSc
Medical Director
Heart Transplant

Featured Transplant Programs

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Kidney Transplant Program

Our program serves children and adolescents in need of a kidney transplant due to birth anomalies, disease processes and acute/chronic kidney injury.

Young smiling cancer patient wearing head wrap

Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)

We use hematopoietic cell transplantation to treat pediatric and young adult malignant and non-malignant disorders. Our specialists optimize treatment and reduce transplant-associated morbidity and mortality through novel therapies.

Young Girl in Hospital Bed with Stuffed Animal

Liver Transplant Program

Backed by renowned expertise in liver transplantation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of care for infants, children and young adults.

Young boy in hospital bed

Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure & Heart Transplant Program

We treat patients with heart failure including medical management and mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplant. We work with patients and families to plan treatment that provides the best possible quality of life.

Young Girl in Hospital Bed with Stuffed Animal

Lung & Heart-Lung Transplant Program

Our program utilizes a multidisciplinary team of lung transplant and heart-lung transplant experts in the transplantation of children and adults with childhood lung diseases.

Patient Stories

Rylee's Story

Read Rylee's Story

Name: Rylee C.
Condition(s):

The team at Nationwide Children’s discovered that Rylee's heart was aging too quickly and that she needed a heart transplant.

Walker's Story

Read Walker's Story

Name: Walker B.
Condition(s):

During his mother’s 20-week ultrasound Walker's mother learned her baby had hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Within a few days of his birth, Walker would need the first of three open-heart surgeries and eventually, a heart transplant.

Transplant Program News

Brielle's story
Patient Story

Meet Brielle

When Brielle was 11 months old, she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor in both kidneys. The kidneys were removed four months later, and she began dialysis four times a week with the hope of eventually getting a transplant.