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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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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 Center, Surgery - General and Thoracic, General and Thoracic Surgery, Liver Care Center, Kidney Transplant Program, End Stage Renal Disease, Liver Tumor Program, Cincinnati Childrens Intestinal Care Center CCICC, Pancreas Care Center, Liver Transplant Center, Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease, Best Doctors 2017-18

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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

Abu-El-Haija M, Hornung L, Denson L, Husami A, Lin TK, Matlock K, Nathan JD, Palermo JJ, Thompson T, Valencia CA, Wang X, Woo J, Zhang K, Elder D. Prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in pediatric acute, acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis. PLoS One. 2018 Oct 31;13(10):e0204979.

Kotagal M, Slusher J, Ahmad S, Aronson LA, Brunner J, Chima R, Elder DA, Goldschneider KR, Hornung L, Lin TK, Ogg SM, Palermo JJ, Rich K, Rose J, Sekoulopoulos S, Szabova A, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD. In-hospital and 90-day outcomes after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation for pediatric chronic and acute recurrent pancreatitis. Am J Transplant. 2018 Oct 29.

Uc A, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Liu QY, Nathan JD, Rhee SJ, Ooi CY, Sellers ZM, Schwarzenberg SJ, Serrano J, Troendle DM, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME; Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC). International Study group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a CuRE cohort study: design and rationale for INSPPIRE 2 from the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas. 2018 Nov/Dec;47(10):1222-1228.

Newman EA, Abdessalam S, Aldrink JH, Austin M, Heaton TE, Bruny J, Ehrlich P, Dasgupta R, Baertschiger RM, Lautz TB, Rhee DS, Langham MR Jr, Malek MM, Meyers RL, Nathan JD, Weil BR, Polites S, Madonna MB; APSA Cancer committee. Update on neuroblastoma. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep 19. pii: S0022-3468(18)30574-8.

Kocoshis SA, Goldschmidt ML, Nathan JD, El-Chammas KI, Bondoc AJ, Tiao GM, Alonso MH, Ubesie AC, Cole CR, Kaul A. Esophageal dysmotility: an intrinsic feature of megacystis, microcolon, hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS). J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep 7. pii: S0022-3468(18)30558-X.

Sweeny KF, Lin TK, Nathan JD, Denson LA, Husain SZ, Hornung L, Thompson T, Abu-El-Haija M. Rapid progression of acute pancreatitis to acute recurrent pancreatitis in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan;68(1):104-109.

Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas divisum in pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Report from INSPPIRE. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 2.

D’Souza AM, Shah R, Gupta A, Towbin AJ, Alonso M, Nathan JD, Bondoc A, Tiao G, Geller JI. Surgical management of children and adolescents with upfront completely resected hepatocellular carcinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Nov;65(11):e27293.

Abu-El-Haija M, Lin TK, Khan S, Fei L, Thompson T, Nathan JD. Predictive biomarkers for acute gallstone pancreatitis in the pediatric population. Pancreatology. 2018 May 22. pii: S1424-3903(18)30590-8.

Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD. Pediatric chronic pancreatitis: Updates in the 21st century. Pancreatology. 2018;18:354-359.