Dr. Steve Allen has been CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital since July 2006. The hospital is nationally recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals by both U.S. News and World Report and Parent magazine. Under Dr. Allen’s leadership, the hospital will double in size when current projects are completed in 2012 with new state of the art clinical and research facilities. Dr. Allen increased Nationwide Children’s Hospital role as an advocate for all children. The hospital has undertaken several innovative new community partnerships including a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization program next to its main campus and new collaborations to combat childhood obesity and prematurity. Prior to coming to Columbus, Dr. Allen was a physician, scientist, teacher and executive in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and awarded an MBA. He currently serves on several boards locally and nationally.