Our People

Learn more about selected honors and grants awarded to Nationwide Children's Hospital faculty over the past year.

Tim Robinson, CEO, Nationwide Children's Hospital

A Letter From Tim Robinson

Throughout Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s 129-year history, we have been on a journey to best outcomes for every child. But over the last two decades in particular, we have been redefining what “best outcomes” means.

Alex R. Fischer, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Inc., Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors

A Letter From Alex R. Fischer

With the launch of our next five-year strategic plan, Leading the Journey to Best Outcomes, the work begins to build on our strong, wide and stable foundation and once again elevate our life-changing care for the children and families who need it.

John Barnard, MD

Distinguished Service: John Barnard, MD

After more than 20 years of distinguished service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Abigail Wexner Research Institute, John Barnard, MD, has announced that he will be retiring in March 2022. Dr. Barnard’s scope of responsibilities impacts nearly every aspect of our mission.

Lauren Bakaletz, PhD

2021 Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research: Lauren Bakaletz, PhD

Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was named the 2021 Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research.

Jaimie Nathan, MD

New Recruits: Expanding Services and Research in Abdominal Transplant and Pancreas Care

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, has been named chief of pediatric abdominal transplant and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. Balamurugan N. Appakalai, PhD, has been appointed as principal investigator in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) and will lead the pancreatic islet cell isolation laboratories at Nationwide Children’s.

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Faculty Honors and Grants

Learn more about the honors and grants awarded to Nationwide Children's Hospital faculty over the past year.

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New Appointments

Learn more about the faculty who have taken on new roles at Nationwide Children's Hospital over the past year.

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Graduate Medical Education

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, national leadership in children’s health care begins with the education of the next generation of medical professionals.