Dr. Colombani chairs the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and is guiding the growth of clinical research, education and expertise in multiple pediatric surgical subspecialties at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He is a Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Robert Garrett Professor (Emeritus) of Pediatric Surgery.
In September 2014 Dr. Colombani became the president of All Children's Specialty Physicians, a multispecialty group practice that includes more than 170 employed physicians practicing at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as well as at affiliate locations at community hospitals in west central Florida. Dr. Colombani serves on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital pediatric residency and is among the program's research mentors.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Colombani completed his general surgery residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of his pediatric surgery residency at Johns Hopkins in 1983, he joined the Hopkins faculty. In 1991, he was named the children's surgeon-in-charge at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and chief of the division of pediatric surgery; he also directed the Pediatric Transplant Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the sections for Surgery and Critical Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research has focused on transplant pharmacology and immunology, chest wall reconstruction and hepatobiliary surgery.
Dr. Colombani holds an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a consultant and/or committee member for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, US Pharmacopoeia, United Network of Organ Sharing, and the Residency Review Committee for Surgery of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.