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The Department of Surgery’s missions are the delivery of high-quality patient care, the contribution to innovations in medicine through basic and translational research and clinical outcome studies, and the education of medical students and postgraduate trainees to insure an adequate supply of surgeons for the future.

Numerous funds have been established by generous donors. These contribute significantly to the Ohio State Department of Surgery’s ability to advance its mission and vision. Please consider one of these existing funds, or if you prefer to establish your own Endowment Fund or Development Fund, there are several possibilities.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Fund # 314789 - colon and rectal surgery support for clinical care, education and research.

    To donate to this fund please contact:

    Lisa Lawrence
    Division Administrator
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    The Ohio State University
    N-714 Doan Hall
    410 West 10th Avenue
    Ph: 614-293-8229
    Fax: 614-293-4030


    Edwin H. and E. Christopher Ellison Endowment Fund

    The Edwin H. and E. Christopher Ellison Endowment Fund was established to honor the accomplishments of the late Dr. Edwin H. Ellison and of his son, Dr. E. Christopher Ellison, for the significant impact that both have made on the field of general surgery at The Ohio State University.

    Dr. Edwin Ellison (1918-1970) completed his undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees at Ohio State. After serving in the Army Medical Corps he returned to Ohio State in 1949. Working with chairman Dr. Robert M. Zollinger he co-identified the Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome in 1955. In 1957 he was promoted to professor of surgery and was named "Man of the Year" by medical students for his suberb teaching. Dr. Ellison authored more than 130 scientific publication, and later became chair of the Division of Surgery at Marquette University.

    Dr. E. Christopher Ellison joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery in 1984 following the completion of his general surgery residency at Ohio State. For nearly three decades he has shared his knowledge, experience and insight with colleagues and students, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored two books, the 9th Edition of Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations and The Coming Shortage of Surgeons. Dr. Ellison was appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2000 and also serves as vice dean for Clinical Affairs and CEO of the Faculty Group Practice. He was named as a College of Medicine Distinguished Professor and holds the Robert M. Zollinger Chair in Surgery.

  • Fund # 641896 - This fund shall provide support for ongoing needs, program enhancements, special initiatives and to foster innovation. Allocations will be directed by the chair of Surgery in consultation with the dean of the College of Medicine.

    To donate to the fund please contact:

    Steven Cotter
    Administrator, Department of Surgery
    The Ohio State University
    395 West 12th Avenue, Room 672
    Columbus, OH 43210
    Ph: 614-293-8631
    Fax: 614-293-3654

     To donate by check:

  1. Make your check payable to “The Ohio State University Department of Surgery."
  2. Enter the number of the fund in the memo line of your check.
  3. Please mail your check to the appropriate address above.

Pledges, Securities, or Planned Gifts:
Please call the Chair of the Department of Surgery at 614-293-9722.

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