Our Programs

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University is to achieve excellence in teaching, research, academics, advocacy and administrative service. With great energy and enthusiasm, we promote the well-being of children, discover new knowledge to bring to bear on optimal child health and provide evidence-based, efficient and compassionate medical care to our patients and their families.

The department comprises 27 clinical divisions, the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine and 13 research centers of emphasis in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. Department of Pediatrics faculty members have formal appointments in The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

David A. Axelson, MD

Big Lots Behavioral Health Services

Three-Day Intensive Crisis Intervention Associated With Reduced Suicidality in Adolescents

Kathryn Obrynba, MD


Using Metrics to Improve the Delivery of Optimal Care for Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Peter Lu, MD

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Comparing Treatments for Intractable Functional Constipation

May Ling Mah, MD

The Heart Center

Cardiomyopathy in Mothers of Boys With Muscular Dystrophy

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD

Hematology, Oncology & BMT

Childhood Cancer Research Team Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant

Asuncion Mejias, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Revealing Clinical Phenotypes in Infants With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Through Systems Analyses

Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD


How a Network of Hospitals Reduced Average Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis to 9.5 Months

John David Spencer, MD

Nephrology and Hypertension

RNase 7: Paving the Way for Natural, Antibiotic-Free Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections

Jerry Mendell, MD


First Report of Systemic Delivery of Micro-dystrophin Gene Therapy in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Kevin E. Klingele, MD


Finding the Best Treatment for Stable but Severe Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Katherine Deans, MD and Peter Minneci, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium Finds Antibiotics Alone Successfully Treat Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children

Karen McCoy, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

A Major Milestone in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Christina Ching, MD


Using Biomarkers to Determine the Success of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction Surgery

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All Specialties

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