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Michael V. Drake, MD

President, The Ohio State University 

Dr. Michael V. Drake’s service in higher education spans nearly four decades and includes senior leadership roles at universities and national organizations dedicated to advancing education. He became the 15th president of The Ohio State University on June 30, 2014. During his tenure, Ohio State has seen record highs in applications, graduation rates, academic excellence, diversity and donor support. The university has received national recognition for its commitment to teaching and learning as well as excellence in patient safety, clinical outcomes and efficiencies at the university’s Wexner Medical Center.

The Time and Change strategic plan, launched in August 2017, aspires to further strengthen Ohio State’s position as a national flagship public research university, setting forth five areas of broad focus: teaching and learning; access, affordability and excellence; research and creative expression; academic health care; and operational excellence and resource stewardship. 

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Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs at The Ohio State University
Chief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center
 

Dr. Harold L. Paz is the first to serve in the position of executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University. A nationally renowned healthcare leader with a unique combination of expertise in both academic medical centers and a Fortune 50 company, Dr. Paz is recognized as a visionary who advocates a comprehensive model to address health and wellness of individuals and communities in a rapidly evolving society.

At Ohio State, Dr. Paz, who goes by Hal, leads all seven health science colleges and the $4-billion Wexner Medical Center enterprise, which includes seven hospitals, a nationally ranked college of medicine, 20-plus research institutes, multiple ambulatory sites, an accountable care organization and a health plan.

A comprehensive flagship university, Ohio State is at the forefront of defining the future and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals for a very different world. Dr. Paz is future-focused and intent on addressing the healthcare needs of Ohioans in innovative, personalized and integrated ways. His passion for identifying nontraditional healthcare delivery methods—from digital applications to virtual visits supported by artificial intelligence and machine learning—is positioning Ohio State to lead the way in meeting our patients where they are through state-of-the-art digital solutions. 

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David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, Ohio State Health System

David McQuaid serves as chief executive officer of the Ohio State Health System and chief operating officer of the Wexner Medical Center. He brings with him more than 25 years of healthcare administration experience at leading academic health systems, including Johns Hopkins, Duke and Thomas Jefferson University.

David has a strong background in operations and finance, clinical program growth, strategic planning and continuous process improvement. Throughout his career, he has focused on putting the patient first and is regarded by his peers as a strong patient advocate.

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K. Craig Kent, MD

Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Vice President for Health Sciences
Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine

Dr. Kent is a researcher, educator and physician leader, and is an internationally recognized leader in academic medicine. During Dr. Kent's tenure as dean, Ohio State has grown considerably. The incoming 2018 class of 207 medical students represents one of the most diverse in the country. There has been a significant investment in research with growth of infrastructure and the recruitment of more than 100 new funded researchers. And he has initiated changes that have positively impacted the culture of both faculty and staff. 

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Elizabeth Seely, MHA, FACHE

Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

As chief administrative officer for the Hospital Division of the Ohio State Health System, Elizabeth Seely focuses on the financial and operational success of University Hospital, East Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Harding Hospital, the Brain and Spine Hospital and Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. She was executive director of East Hospital from 2007 to October 2017. Previous to that, Elizabeth served for 16 years at University Hospital in various leadership positions including associate executive director. She earned her MHA from The Ohio State University. 

 

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Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA, FACHE

Chief Administrative Officer, College of Medicine, Ohio State University Physicians, Office of Health Sciences 

Dr. Wendy Horton serves as chief administrative officer for the Office of Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Ohio State University Physicians at The Ohio State University. In this role, Dr. Horton works closely with departments and leaders across the organization, as well as with community and industry peers, to cultivate an administrative structure that supports Wexner Medical Center’s mission of research, education and clinical care. 

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Mark Larmore

Chief Financial Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Vice President for Health Sciences, The Ohio State University

Mark Larmore is chief financial officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Larmore, a seasoned healthcare financial executive, manages and oversees the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's $2.9-billion budget. Larmore has a strong background in healthcare finance. He was formerly CFO, group senior vice president and treasurer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In that role, he provided ultimate financial oversight to hospital operations as well as strategic leadership and direction to multiple areas of business. 

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Susan Basso

Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources
The Ohio State University

 
As Ohio State’s chief human resources officer, Susan Basso provides leadership across all Human Resources organizations to enhance overall culture and foster strategic collaborations that drive organizational effectiveness in support of the university’s mission and vision. She has more than 25 years of leadership experience in human resources. 

 

 

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Tom Blincoe, MBA

Executive Director, Wexner Medical Center Outreach and Engagement
Executive Director, Ohio State Health Network


Tom Blincoe leads the medical center’s efforts to develop collaborative relationships with organizations throughout Ohio and beyond. Additionally, he oversees the Ohio State Health Network, a member-driven network of independent healthcare organizations. Tom has been with the Wexner Medical Center since 1998. His expertise covers healthcare administration, collaboration and strategic relationships.

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Jennifer Carlson

Associate Vice President, External Relations & Advocacy
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Science Colleges


Jennifer Carlson serves as the associate vice president for External Relations and Advocacy in the Office of Health Sciences. She manages and oversees policy, government affairs and community relations for the health system, health science colleges and health-related research centers. In her role, Jennifer advises senior leaders on all matters regarding health policy and strategic positioning of the enterprise in the external environment.
 

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William Farrar, MD

CEO, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Medical Director, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

Dr. William Farrar is a surgical oncologist who was appointed CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in August 2019. He also serves as medical director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and director of medical credentialing at The James. On The James medical staff since the hospital opened in 1990, Dr. Farrar is in the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC. He was rated among the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017, and is a 16-time recipient of the “Best Doctors in America” honor.  

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L. Arick Forrest, MD

Medical Director of Ambulatory Services
Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs
President of OSUP

Considered an international expert in voice and swallowing disorders, Dr. Arick Forrest was named medical director of Ambulatory Services for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2011. He is also vice dean of Clinical Affairs and president of The Ohio State University Physicians, Inc. (OSUP). Dr. Forrest co-established the Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at Ohio State in 1994. 

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Anne Garcia

Vice President for Legal and Compliance, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Senior Associate General Counsel, The Ohio State University

 

Anne Garcia is vice president for Legal and Compliance and senior associate general counsel at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. An experienced healthcare lawyer, Garcia comes to Ohio State from Saint Louis University, where she worked for six years and most recently served as senior associate general counsel and executive director of Compliance. There, she gained experience and knowledge in physician compensation, HIPAA, physician billing, regulatory investigations, conflict of interest, open disclosure, hospital transactions, public and private partnerships, physician services agreements and internal investigations.

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Iahn Gonsenhauser, MD, MBA

Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Assistant Professor – Clinical


As chief quality and patient safety officer, Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser provides leadership and oversight of quality and patient safety across the multiple business units of the Wexner Medical Center. He engages extensively in collaboration with nursing leadership, hospital administrative leadership and quality program leadership to provide operational management, financial management and leadership functions with focus on pay-for-performance programs including CMS and managed-care based programs.

 

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Patricia Hill-Callahan

Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences Advancement
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Patty Hill-Callahan leads advancement for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the seven health sciences colleges, including strategy and execution of fundraising, alumni engagement and philanthropic communications. Her responsibilities include the Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, robust programs in Sports Medicine and Neurology and the hospitals.
 

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Mary Howard, DNP, RN

Executive Director, East Hospital

Mary Howard was named executive director of East Hospital in October 2017. Prior to this appointment, she was associate executive director and associate chief nursing officer at East Hospital and has been part of the senior leadership team at East Hospital since 2007. She previously was a director of nursing at University Hospital for four years. She came to Ohio State from Ohio Health where she was chief nursing officer for Grant Hospital. Mary earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. 

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Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chief Nursing Executive and Patient Care Services Officer
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Ohio State College of Nursing

As CNE, Dr. Hoying advances strategic initiatives, fosters a collaborative nursing leadership structure, promotes interprofessional working relationships, creates operational systems for workforce planning and pursues excellence in nursing practice, including Magnet® designations. She has more than 30 years of leadership experience, the majority of which is at the senior vice president/chief nursing officer level in large academic medical centers and community hospitals, in both adult and pediatric settings.

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Dan Like, MHA

Executive Director, Ambulatory Services 

With The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center since 2000, Dan Like was named executive director of Ambulatory Services in 2008 after serving as business manager of Information Technology and director of Strategic Planning and Business Development. He leads the operations and further growth and development of Ohio State’s Ambulatory Services that includes more than 50 physical locations around the greater central Ohio area, totaling more than one million square feet, with 1.7 million outpatient visits per year. Dan earned his MHA from The Ohio State University. 

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Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute
Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital

Amanda Lucas is executive director of Clinical Operations for the Ohio State Neurological Institute, executive director of Ohio State Harding Hospital and COO of Ohio State’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Practice Plan. In these roles, she oversees all the administrative aspects of five academic departments (Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry), four hospitals (Brain and Spine Hospital, Harding Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital and Talbot Addiction Medicine) and the associated ambulatory clinics. She also leads efforts related to strategic growth for the Neurological Institute, both in terms of volume and reputation. 

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Gail Marsh

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center 
President, Ohio State Health, Inc. 
President, Ohio State Health Network

As senior vice president and chief strategy officer for The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center, Gail Marsh has led the development and execution of the medical center’s strategic plan, which has taken the medical center from a $700-million organization to a $3.4-billion enterprise. While this has led to significant central Ohio job growth (10,000+) and economic impact, she believes her biggest accomplishments involve helping others, especially women, achieve their goals. She founded the Women’s Leadership Connection at the Wexner Medical Center, which aligns professional growth opportunities with the values of the university. 

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Leon McDougle, MD, MPH

Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion


Dr. Leon McDougle is professor of Family Medicine with tenure and the Wexner Medical Center’s first chief diversity officer. He directs several workforce diversity programs including the MEDPATH Postbaccalaureate Program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He provides service for the Association of American Medical Colleges as faculty for the Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar and Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar. 

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Ryan Meadows

Chief of Staff
Office of the Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ryan Meadows is chief of staff for Harold L. Paz, MD, chancellor for Health Affairs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Ryan works with Dr. Paz on the execution of a broad range of strategic priorities and key initiatives. He plays an important role on Dr. Paz’s administrative team, managing the daily operations of the chancellor’s office, and serves as a liaison between the chancellor and other leaders of the Wexner Medical Center and the university’s seven health sciences colleges. 

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Alison Mincey

Senior Associate Vice President, Human Resources
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Alison Mincey is senior associate vice president of Human Resources for the Wexner Medical Center. She serves as the principal strategic advisor on all aspects of human resources strategy and operations, to include the Health System and College of Medicine. Alison is a member of the senior leadership team of the Wexner Medical Center, and also serves on the executive leadership team of the Office of Human Resources for the university.

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Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Director, University Hospital

Named executive director of University Hospital in October 2017, Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce is also a tenured professor in Surgery, Molecular Virology Immunology and Medical Genetics and Biomedical Informatics. She served the medical center as chief quality and patient safety officer for six years prior. In 2015, she secured a four-year program project grant worth $4 million from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality to establish The Institute for the Design of Environments Aligned for Patient Safety (IDEA4PS). Dr. Moffatt-Bruce is chair of the Clinical Transformation Governance Committee that is directed to transform our care delivery model across the continuum, through the alignment of people, processes and technology. 

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Peter Mohler, PhD

Vice Dean for Research, Ohio State College of Medicine
Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute


Dr. Peter Mohler leads a team of scientists and physician-scientists that investigates abnormal heart rhythms and complex cardiovascular disease in children and young adults with the goal of designing new therapies. As director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, he develops new technologies that translate clinical, molecular and cellular findings into discoveries that impact patient care and treatment; coordinates outreach programs to inform our community about the risk factors of heart disease; and trains the next generation of researchers.

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Beth NeCamp

Associate Vice President, Health Sciences
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

As chief communications and marketing officer, Beth leads the strategic efforts to increase awareness of the Wexner Medical Center’s nationally recognized clinical, research and educational programs, enhance faculty and staff engagement and increase digital access to care and health information. Together with the chief information officer, she leads the medical center’s digital strategy team. She has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience and has served in her current role for nine years.
 

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Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Raphael Pollock is an internationally renowned cancer surgeon with more than three decades of experience as a research scientist. He joined the Department of Surgery at Ohio State in 2013 after being recruited from MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he had worked for 31 years. At Ohio State he has held several important positions, including vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Surgery, director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, director of the Sarcoma Research Laboratory, surgeon-in-chief for the OSUCCC and surgeon-in-chief for The Ohio State University Health Care System. He was appointed director of the OSUCCC in November 2017.
 

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Thomas Ryan, MD, MBA

Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Director, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center
John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Ryan is a national expert on cardiac ultrasound and co-author of Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography, the leading textbook in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. Under his leadership, the Heart and Vascular Center team brings innovative discoveries and devices to patients, being the first in the country to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Echocardiography, of which he is a former president.

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Phyllis Teater

Chief Information Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Phyllis Teater is the chief information officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with responsibility for information technology across the medical center’s three-part mission of patient care, teaching and research. She has been with the medical center for more than 25 years, and has been instrumental in the adoption and rollout of the medical center’s ambulatory and inpatient electronic medical records as well as with significant enhancements in the technology support for research IT services and technology for education.
 

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Rachit Thariani, MBA

Chief Population Health Officer, Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State Health Accountable Care Organization 

Rachit Thariani guides, oversees and coordinates The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s strategic direction toward value-based care and population health management. He provides leadership to expand Ohio State’s focus on patient-centered care, community health and wellness, and the development of a Clinically Integrated Network. He also develops alternative payment models, and builds out the capabilities and programs necessary to successfully manage the transition to a value-based care model.

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Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, FACP

Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences
Chief Clinical Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Dr. Andrew Thomas is associate professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the Ohio State College of Medicine and serves as the chief clinical officer for Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Thomas is responsible and has authority for all patient care services and medical staff administration. Previously, Dr. Thomas served as medical director of University Hospital from 2010-2013, assistant medical director for University Hospital from 1999-2010 and assistant dean for Graduate Medical Education from 2001-2010. He has been involved in university projects including the implementation of electronic health records, root cause analysis for safety events, patient satisfaction, clinical efficiency, simulation training, professionalism and physician health.

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board

  • Michael V. Drake, MD

    ex officio, voting

  • William Farrar, MD

    Chief Executive Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

  • L. Arick Forrest, MD

    Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs President of OSUP

  • Hiroyuki Fujita

  • Cindy Hilsheimer

  • Mary Howard, DNP, RN

    Executive Director, East Hospital

  • W.G. Jurgensen

  • K. Craig Kent, MD

    Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Vice President for Health Sciences

  • Cheryl L. Krueger

  • Mark Larmore

    Chief Financial Officer Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

  • Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

    Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital

  • Bruce A. McPheron

    ex officio, voting

  • David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE

    Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Ohio State Health System

  • Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, MBA

    Executive Director, University Hospital

  • Michael Papadakis

    ex officio, voting

  • Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

    ex officio, voting

  • Janet Porter

  • Thomas Ryan, MD, MBA

    Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Director, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Robert H. Schottenstein

  • Elizabeth Seely, MHA, FACHE

    Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

  • Timothy P. Smucker

  • Stephen D. Steinour

  • Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, FACP

    Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Chief Clinical Officer, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

  • Abigail S. Wexner

  • Leslie H. Wexner

    Chair

  • John W. Zeiger

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Administrative Leaders

  • Tom Blincoe, MBA

    Executive Director, Wexner Medical Center Outreach and Engagement Executive Director, Ohio State Health Network

  • Robert Bornstein, PhD

    Administrative Vice Dean & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Medicine Associate Vice President

  • Jennifer Carlson

    Associate Vice President, External Relations and Advocacy

  • Daniel Clinchot, MD

    Vice Dean for Education, College of Medicine Associate Vice President, Health Sciences Education Chair, Biomedical Education & Anatomy

  • Mark Conselyea

    Associate Vice President, Medical Center Space & Facilities Planning

  • William Farrar, MD

    Chief Executive Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

  • Ryan Goerlitz, MBA, CPA

    Associate Vice President of Finance, College of Medicine and OSU Physicians, Inc.

  • Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA, FACHE

    Chief Administrative Officer, College of Medicine, Office of Health Sciences, Faculty Group Practice

  • Mary Howard, DNP, RN

    Executive Director, East Hospital

  • Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Chief Nursing Executive and Patient Care Services Officer Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Ohio State College of Nursing

  • Mary Justice, MBA

    Administrator, Wexner Medical Center Clinical Transformation & Operations

  • Deborah Larsen, PhD

    Director for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine Associate Vice President

  • Dan Like, MHA

    Executive Director, Ambulatory Services

  • Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

    Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital

  • Leon McDougle, MD, MPH

    Chief Diversity Officer Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

  • Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, MBA

    Executive Director, University Hospital

  • Peter Mohler, PhD

    Vice Dean for Research, Ohio State College of Medicine Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

  • Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

    Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs at The Ohio State University Chief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center

  • Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

    Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Elizabeth Seely, MHA, FACHE

    Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

  • Phyllis Teater

    Chief Information Officer Associate Vice President

  • Mary Jo Welker, MD

    Executive Director, Primary Care Network Chair, Family Medicine

Department Chairs and Major Research Center Directors

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