World Class Faculty :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

World Class Faculty

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, our residents interact with leaders in primary care, pediatric subspecialties, surgery and pediatric research and national health care. Past presidents of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics are active members of our faculty. In addition, a distinguished group of more than 120 basic science and clinical investigators work in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Pediatric Residency training at Nationwide Children’s dates back to the early 1950’s and over 1300 pediatricians have been trained at NCH during that time.

Residents are taught and mentored by some of the nation’s most prestigious and acknowledged physicians. Nationwide Children’s has a dedicated medical staff of more than 950, representing primary care and all pediatric subspecialties. For example, we have radiologists, anesthesiologists and psychiatrists who are double board-certified, as well as several pediatric and adult board-certified cardiologists. Our faculty is passionate about teaching and committed to each resident’s education.

Community pediatricians are an integral part of our teaching mission, managing the care of their hospitalized patients alongside residents. More than 50 community pediatricians also host residents in their private practices for the PECS community experiences.

Didactic and Clinic Teaching by National and International Experts

Didactic and clinic teaching at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is provided by over 350 nationally and internationally recognized faculty.  Among them are:
  • Lauren Bakaletz, PhD – developed the first effective vaccine to prevent acute otitis media

  • John Barnard, MD – past president of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Metabolism and GI fibrosis researcher

  • Michael Brady, MD – leading pediatric HIV researcher and head of the AAP Red Book Committee

  • Robert Castile, MD – developed first methods for valid infant pulmonary function tests

  • John Cheatham, MD – developer and patent holder for multiple interventional cardiology devices for children and adults

  • Carlos Di Lorenzo, MD – international expert in the study of GI dysmotility in children

  • John Groner, MD – Director of Pediatric Trauma Services and organizer of Trauma network in Central Ohio

  • Thomas Gross, MD, PhD – leader in EBV research related to cancer and bone marrow transplantation

  • Mark Hall, MD – leading investigator of cytokine impact on outcomes in pediatric sepsis

  • Peter J Houghton, PhD – innovator in pharmacotherapy for childhood cancers

  • Scott Holliday, MD – President-Elect for the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA)

  • Kelly J Kelleher, MD, MPH – national leader in biobehavioral outcomes studies in children

  • Richard Kirschner, MD – leader in field of  reconstructive surgery for children with facial deformities

  • Katalin Koranyi, MD – recipient of multiple NCH and Ohio State University Faculty Teaching Awards for general pediatrics and infectious disease teaching

  • Pamela Lucchesi, PhD – accomplished innovator in cardiovascular research

  • John D Mahan, MD – leader in national and international general pediatric and pediatric nephrology education initiatives

  • Jerry Mendell, MD – leader in the field of gene therapy for muscular dystrophy

  • Leif Nelin, MD – leading investigator in the pathogenesis of chronic lung disease in newborns

  • David Repaske, MD – innovator in provision of community wide care to children with diabetes

  • E. Steve Roach, MD – leader in treatment of pediatric stroke and national pediatric neurology initiatives

  • Gary Smith, MD – Head of the Center for Injury Prevention and leader of an accomplished team of injury prevention investigators

  • William E Smoyer, MD – Chair of National Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Committee (NICHD) and nephrotic syndrome researcher

  • Charles Spencer, MD – head of the AAP Section of Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Veronica Vieland, PhD – director of the Batelle Center for Mathemetical Medicine and leader in the international Autism Genome Project

  • Christopher M Walker, PhD – international expert in biology of Hepatitis C

  • Greg Wiet, MD – leader in developing enhanced computer imaging for sinus surgery

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