Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD

Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA

Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD is a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Division of Cardiac Surgery and serves as their Lead Lung Transplant Surgeon. A native Hoosier, Dr. Bryan Whitson completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University, his medical doctorate at Indiana University, and his PhD at the University of Minnesota in Surgery investigating the immunobiology of minimally invasive surgery. His general surgery training was at the University of Minnesota where he also completed a Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Whitson subsequently completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota. He has 30 United States and international patents, received several grants, and over 100 publications. Dr. Whitson's clinical and research interests include lung and heart transplantation, ECLS/ECMO, minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery, medical device design, nanomedicine, mechanical circulatory support, the surgical stress response and clinical trials.

Focused Issue: Heart-Lung Transplantation