John Mahan, MD, Pediatric Nephrology, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Pediatric Nephrology Columbus, OH

Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University

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Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota at Fairview
    University of Minnesota at FairviewFellowship, Nephrology, 1981 - 1984
  • University of Minnesota at Fairview
    University of Minnesota at FairviewResidency, Pediatrics, 1977 - 1980
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Drexel University College of MedicineClass of 1977
  • LaSalle CollegeBA, 1973

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1984 - 2022
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1981 - 1983
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Nephrology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2020
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine Lifetime Educator Award OSU, 2019
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Career Achievement Award Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2018
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Two new scales for integrative medical education and research: confidence in providing calm, compassionate care scale (CCCS) and self-efficacy in providing non-drug th...  
    Kemper K, Gascon G, Mahan JD, Eur J Integrative Med, 1/1/2015
  • The self-management and transition to adulthood program "UNC STARx": Instruments and lessons from the field  
    Ferris ME, Ferris MT, Viall C, Stewart HD, Fenton N, Haberman C, Iglesia EA, Hancock LE, Harward DH, Gilleskie D, O'Neill J, Imperial R, Ko Z, Benton MH, Doan M, Bickf..., Int J Child Adolesc Health, 1/1/2013
  • Prevalence of sleep disturbances in children with chronic kidney disease  
    Davis ID, Greenbaum LA, Gipson D, Wu LL, Sinha R, Matsuda-Abedini M, Emancipator JL, Lane JC, Hodgkins K, Nailescu C, Barletta GM, Arora S, Mahan JD, Rosen CL, Pediatr Nephrol, 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Teaching Motivational Interviewing Skills to Trainees and Developing Faculty to Assess Them Using a Validated Tool.
    Whicker SA, Wacker J, Engle D, Turner TL, Mahan JD, ACGME 2015 Annual Educational Conference, San Diego, CA, 1/27/2015
  • Resident Outcomes and Resident Future: One Dual Accredited Pediatric Residency Program's Experience.
    Rakowsky AT, Donthis RR, Mahan JD, Backes C, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/27/2015
  • Meeting Pediatric Resident Learner Needs: The Pediatric Nutrition Series Motivational Interviewing Modules.
    Bashaw H, Wacker J, Turner TL. Mahan JD, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/26/2015
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  • Moving Toward Online Faculty Development: The View Over the Horizon. 
    San Diego, CA - 1/27/2015
  • Gaining the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Perspective in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium Study. 
    San Diego, CA - 1/27/2015
  • Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas in Transitioning Pediatric Nephrology Patients into Adult Care: A Case Based Workshop. 
    San Diego, CA - 1/26/2015
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  • "Adult Learners: Practices and Premises" 
    Stein D, Mahan JD, OSU COM FD4ME (Faculty Development for Medical Educators)
  • "Dealing with the Difficult Learner" 
    Mahan JD, OSU COM FD4ME (Faculty Development for Medical Educators)
  • Pediatric Chronic Renal Insufficiency. 
    Mahan JD, Medical Answers (with Dr. Brian Doyle) Show #903, PBS
    Washington DC - 1/18/2003
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Press Mentions

  • Burnout in Pediatric Residents and Physicians: A Call to Action
    Burnout in Pediatric Residents and Physicians: A Call to ActionFebruary 23rd, 2017

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations