William K. Washburn, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

William K. Washburn, MD

William K. Washburn, MD

Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon Team

Transplant Program
Surgical Director

Contact Information

Abdominal Transplant Surgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-8482
FX: (614) 355-2619


W. Kenneth Washburn, MD, is the chief of the Division of Transplantation as well as director of the Abdominal Transplant Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In a joint appointment, Dr. Washburn is also the executive director of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Division of Transplantation Surgery. An authority on liver and kidney transplantation, he provides national leadership in setting transplant policy and serves on the board of directors of United Network for Organ Sharing.

Washburn earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center as well as a multi-organ transplantation fellowship at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He joined Nationwide Children’s from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he led the Liver Transplant Program and was a professor of surgery.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/01/1988


  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1989


  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1993


  • Harvard Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery


  • General Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 03/31/2016

Read more about Dr. Washburn's work in our Department of Surgery report

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000