J. Philip Saul, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

J. Philip Saul, MD

J. Philip Saul, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-5133
FX: (614) 722-5995

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


J. Philip Saul, MD, is the Physician-in-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital and also Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Pediatrics and Transitional Health at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Saul also serves as chief executive officer of the Pediatric Academic Association at Nationwide Children's. In these roles, Dr. Saul oversees the clinical, teaching and academic activities of the more than 400 pediatric specialists who hold joint appointments at Nationwide Children's and Ohio State’s College of Medicine. He also oversees all medical student teaching activities at Nationwide Children's and the Department of Pediatrics at Ohio State. Dr. Saul came to Nationwide Children's from the Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, where he was Professor of Pediatrics and Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Director of the Children's Heart Program of South Carolina and Senior Associate Dean for Children's Health Outreach. He earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from Duke University and completed a residency in pediatrics and clinical and research fellowships in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital. He has published more than 260 articles, chapters and books, and holds eight patents. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and grants, including more than $14 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, foundations and industry.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Saul's research interests include control system analysis of the heart and circulation, management of syncope and arrhythmias, innovative techniques for interventional cardiac electrophysiology and translational research for pediatric and congenital heart disease. He performed the first radiofrequency catheter ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a child in 1990, and the first catheter cryoablation procedure in a child in the U.S. in 2003.

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Duke University
    Date Completed: 05/09/1982


  • Children's Hospital of Boston
    Date Completed: 06/30/1984


  • Lurie Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 03/31/1987


  • Children's Hospital of Boston
    Date Completed: 06/30/1987


  • Pediatrics


  • Cardiology


  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/29/2013
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000