Don Hayes, Jr., MD, MS, MEd, is the medical director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program and the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at The Ohio State University College of Public Health. He leads a team of highly recognized investigators studying acute and chronic lung injury, chronic pulmonary infection, and lung transplantation.

Dr. Hayes completed his medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He then completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He then completed combined fellowships in Adult and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of of Medicine and Public Health with specialized training in advanced lung disease and lung transplantation.