Judith A. Groner, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Judith A. Groner, MD

Judith A. Groner, MD

Contact Information

Near East Primary Care Center
1125 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-9200
FX: (614) 355-9210


Judith A. Groner, MD, is a member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her clinical time is spent as an attending physician at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Near East Primary Care Center, where she delivers direct patient care to children from birth to 18 years and teaches pediatric residents primary care pediatrics in this clinical setting. Her research is on pediatric precursors of adult cardiovascular disease and pediatric obesity prevention of patients. Past and current funding include the National Institutes of Health, the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Lung Association.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Hebrew

Research Interests

Research Center:

Research Funding*:

  • Can Changing How Mom Eats Prevent Obesity in Toddlers?, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Second Hand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Children, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
  • Quit for Good Tobacco Cessation Coalition of Central Ohio, Central Ohio Breathing Association

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Montefiore Med Ctr/Albert Einstein College of Med.
    Date Completed: 06/30/1977


  • NYU Bellevue Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1978


  • NYU Bellevue Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1980


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1982


  • Pediatrics


  • Ambulatory Pediatrics


  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 02/17/1987


  • Nicholson L, Schwirian P, Klein E, Skybo T, Murray-Johnson L, Eneli I, Boettner B, French G. 2011. Nicholson L, Schwirian P, Klein E, Skybo T, Murray-Johnson L, Eneli I, Boettner B, French G.  Contemporary Clinical Trials. Vol. 32, no. May: 353-362.
  • Groner JA; Skybo T; Murray-Johnson L; Schwirian P; Eneli I; Sternstein A; Klein E; French G. 2009. Anticipatory guidance for prevention of childhood obesity: design of the MOMS project.  Clinical Pediatrics. Vol. 48, no. 5. (June): e483.
  • French GM; Groner JA; Wewers ME; Ahijevych K. 2007. Staying smoke free: an intervention to prevent postpartum relapse.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal Of The Society For Research On Nicotine And Tobacco. Vol. 9, no. 6. (June): e663.
  • Groner JA, Joshi MS, Bauer JA. 2007. Cardiovascular effects of passive smoking in adults and children. In Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants Children and Adolescents, 7th edition. Edited by Allen HD, Driscoll DJ, Saddy RE and Feltes TF. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Groner JA; Joshi M; Bauer JA. 2006. Pediatric precursors of adult cardiovascular disease: noninvasive assessment of early vascular changes in children and adolescents.  Pediatrics. Vol. 118, no. 4. (October): e1683.
  • Groner J; French G; Ahijevych K; Wewers ME. 2005. Process evaluation of a nurse-delivered smoking relapse prevention program for new mothers.  Journal Of Community Health Nursing. Vol. 22, no. 3. (September): e157.
  • Groner JA; Hoshaw-Woodard S; Koren G; Klein J; Castile R. 2005. Screening for children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a pediatric primary care setting.  Archives Of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Vol. 159, no. 5. (May): e450.
  • Wood T; Wewers ME; Groner J; Ahijevych K. 2004. Smoke constituent exposure and smoking topography of adolescent daily cigarette smokers.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal Of The Society For Research On Nicotine And Tobacco. Vol. 6, no. 5. (October): e853.
  • Groner J; Wadwa P; Hoshaw-Woodard S; Hayes J; Klein J; Koren G; Castile RG. 2004. Active and passive tobacco smoke exposure: a comparison of maternal and child hair cotinine levels.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal Of The Society For Research On Nicotine And Tobacco. Vol. 6, no. 5. (October): e789.
  • Johnson CE; Hurtubise LC; Castrop J; French G; Groner J; Ladinsky M; McLaughlin D; Plachta L; Mahan JD. 2004. Learning management systems: technology to measure the medical knowledge competency of the ACGME.  Medical Education. Vol. 38, no. 6. (June): e599.
  • Groner JA; Ahijevych K; Grossman LK; Rich LN. 2000. The impact of a brief intervention on maternal smoking behavior.  Pediatrics. Vol. 105, no. 1 Pt 3. (January): e267.
  • Groner JA, Huang H, Nicholson L, Kuck J, Boettner B, Bauer JA. 0. Secondhand smoke exposure and hair nicotine in children: age dependent differences,.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research.
  • French GM, Groner JA, Wewers ME, Ahijevych K. Staying smoke free: an intervention to prevent postpartum relapse. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 9(6): 663-70, 2007.
  • Groner JA, Joshi M, Huang H, Bauer J. Cardiovascular effects of passive smoking in children and adults. In: Passive Smoking in Health Research. (Columbus F, ed.). Nova Publications, September 2007.
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