Ahmet Kilic, MD

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

Ahmet Kilic, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is the director of the heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs.  He is also the co-director of the advanced heart failure program as well as the vice-director of clinical and academic affairs in the division of cardiac surgery. 

He completed his undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University followed by his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia.  During his residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland, he took two dedicated years in the lab studying artificial organs and cardiopulmonary failure.   He finished his cardiothoracic surgical training at the University of Virginia.

Although a recognized leader in the field of heart failure, Dr. Kilic’s expertise runs the spectrum of cardiovascular surgery.  As a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, he performs all aspects of cardiac surgery including placement of ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, coronary artery bypass grafting, valvular procedures including transcatheter aortic valve replacements and aortic surgery.

Dr. Kilic is an invested educator, having trained and mentored numerous medical students, surgical residents and cardiac surgery fellows.  He is the director of education for the cardiothoracic residency program.  He was nominated for the national McGoon award for teaching and was the recipient of the inaugural Thomas Williams resident teaching award in cardiothoracic surgery at the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

He is an active clinical investigator in the field of heart failure and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and presented his findings in regional, national and international forums.  He is on numerous institutional and national surgical committees and is a member of CT surgical professional organizations.    He is on the editorial board and review board of numerous journals and regularly lectures on the topic of heart failure.