Alexander T. Rakowsky, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Alexander T. Rakowsky, MD

Alexander T. Rakowsky, MD

Contact Information

Olentangy Primary Care Center
1275 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43212 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-9500
FX: (614) 355-9510

Location Information for Patients

Olentangy Primary Care Center


Alexander (Alex) T. Rakowsky, MD, is Director of Regulatory Affairs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where the majority of his time is spent as the Institutional Review Board Chair, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Rakowsky came to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in July 2004, after serving 11 years in the Public Health Service – eight years at the Federal Drug Administration and three at the National Institutes of Health. In addition, Dr. Rakowsky is involved in several other projects and initiatives dealing with the safe and ethical conduct of research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is involved with several pediatric resident teaching activities and his clinical duties are at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Olentangy Primary Care Center, one of the resident teaching clinics, where he helps in the development of pediatric residents.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Ukrainian

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Pennsylvania State University
    Date Completed: 05/13/1990


  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1991


  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1993


  • Children's National Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995


  • Pediatrics


  • Ambulatory Pediatrics


  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/23/2004


  • Rakowsky,Alex. 2011. Pediatric Drug-Trial Recruitment: An Institutional Review Board Perspective.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 128, no. 5. (November): E1319-E1320.
  • Alexander Rakowsky. 2010. The Argument for Excluding Nonimmunized Children From a Pediatric Practice.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 25, no. December: 1586-1587.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Teacher of the Year Award, from the residents for academic year 2006-2007
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