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Surgical Director, Pancreas Care Center

Surgical Director, Kidney and Intestinal Transplant Programs

Associate Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Dr. Nathan is the surgical director of the Pancreas Care Center and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is also the surgical director of the Kidney and Intestinal Transplant Programs.

He earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and went on to complete his general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Following his general surgery training, he completed his pediatric surgery fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He then completed an abdominal transplantation fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Dr. Nathan has a special interest in pediatric pancreatic and hepatobiliary diseases, as well as in liver, kidney, and intestinal transplantation in children. As Surgical Director of the Pancreas Care Center, he established the total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) program at Cincinnati Children’sl for children with debilitating pain and impaired quality of life due to acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis.

He has ongoing research efforts in the surgical management of pancreatic diseases in children, and he is a collaborator with INSPPIRE (International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a Cure). He is co-investigator on the R01-funded multi-center prospective observational cohort study of TPIAT (POST Study), which has the goal of addressing research gaps and developing future intervention studies regarding the surgical approach to and timing of TPIAT. He is also an active member of the NASPGHAN, in which he serves on the Pancreas Committee.

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Clinical Interests

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease; liver, kidney, and intestinal transplantation; pediatric surgical oncology; neonatal surgery; minimally invasive surgery

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Pediatrics


Colorectal Disorders, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Liver Care, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Liver Tumor, Intestinal Disorders, Pancreas Care, Liver Transplant, Autoimmune Liver Disease, General and Thoracic Surgery

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My Education

BS: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1993.

MD: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1998.

Residency: General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1998-2000 and 2002-2005.

Surgical Research Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2000-2002.

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2007.

Transplant Surgery Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2009.

Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2007; American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, 2008; American Society of Transplant Surgeons Certification, 2009.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Patient-derived pancreas-on-a-chip to model cystic fibrosis-related disorders. Mun, KS; Arora, K; Huang, Y; Yang, F; Yarlagadda, S; Ramananda, Y; Abu-El-Haija, M; Palermo, JJ; Appakalai, BN; Nathan, JD; et al. Nature Communications. 2019; 10.

Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis Report From INSPPIRE. Lin, TK; Abu-El-Haija, M; Nathan, JD; Palermo, JP; Barth, B; Bellin, M; Fishman, DS; Freedman, SD; Gariepy, CE; Giefer, MJ; et al. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2019; 53:e232-e238.

In-hospital and 90-day outcomes after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation for pediatric chronic and acute recurrent pancreatitis. Kotagal, M; Slusher, J; Ahmad, S; Aronson, LA; Brunner, J; Chima, R; Elder, DA; Goldschneider, KR; Hornung, L; Lin, TK; et al. American Journal of Transplantation. 2019; 19:1187-1194.

Rapid Progression of Acute Pancreatitis to Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children. Sweeny, KF; Lin, TK; Nathan, JD; Denson, LA; Husain, SZ; Hornung, L; Thompson, T; Abu-El-Haija, M. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2019; 68:104-109.

Prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in pediatric acute, acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis. Abu-El-Haija, M; Hornung, L; Denson, LA; Husami, A; Lin, TK; Matlock, K; Nathan, JD; Palermo, JJ; Thompson, T; Valencia, CA; et al. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13:e0204979-e0204979.

The management of pediatric renovascular hypertension: a single center experience and review of the literature. Lobeck, IN; Alhajjat, AM; Dupree, P; Racadio, JM; Mitsnefes, MM; Karns, R; Tiao, GM; Nathan, JD. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 53:1825-1831.

Pediatric chronic pancreatitis: Updates in the 21st century. Abu-El-Haija, M; Nathan, JD. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]. 2018; 18:354-359.

A multicenter study of total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT): POST (Prospective Observational Study of TPIAT). Bellin, MD; Abu-El-Haija, M; Morgan, K; Adams, D; Beilman, GJ; Chinnakotla, S; Conwell, DL; Dunn, TB; Freeman, ML; Gardner, T; et al. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]. 2018; 18:286-290.

The gut-liver axis: impact of a mouse model of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth. Wang, Q; Wang, B; Saxena, V; Miles, L; Tiao, J; Mortensen, JE; Nathan, JD. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018; 221:246-256.

Management of acute pancreatitis in children. Abu-El-Haija, M; Lin, TK; Nathan, JD. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2017; 29:592-597.