Full Name
Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD, FACS
Job Title
MSTP director
Ohio State University
Speaker Bio
Ginny L. Bumgardner, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., is the Ohio State University College of Medicine Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Education and Training, Director of the OSU Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Director of the Department of Surgery’s Research Training Program. She is a tenured Professor and transplant surgeon-scientist in the OSU Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery and Comprehensive Transplant Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Bumgardner earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in French from the College of William and Mary, her M.D. degree from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. during her General Surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. She completed her Transplant Surgery fellowship training at the University of California San Francisco. She has over 29 years of experience in the practice and science of transplantation. Dr. Bumgardner performs abdominal transplant surgery, provides pre- transplant, peri-transplant and post-transplant care and immunosuppression management. In addition to patient care, teaching, and education administrative responsibilities, she directs an NIH-funded Transplant Immunology Laboratory. Dr. Bumgardner is passionate about physician and surgeon-scientist education and training. As the inaugural OSU College of Medicine Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Education & Training she oversees physician scientist training and career development across the spectrum of early-stage trainees to early career faculty. She is Principal Investigator/Program Director for three NIH T32 training grants including the OSU MSTP T32 (MPI), a postdoctoral T32 entitled “Advanced Training in Immunology for Surgical Trainees,” and the OSU CTSA Predoctoral Training Program for the Next Generation of Clinical and Translational Scientists at the Ohio State University. Dr. Bumgardner serves as the President-Elect of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). She is member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgeon Scientist Program Committee and the new ACS Blue Ribbon Committee II “Training in Research” subcommittee. She was elected to the OSU Mazzaferri-Ellison Society of Master Clinicians in 2020 and received the OSU COM Distinguished Educator Award in 2021.
Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD, FACS