Alexander T. Rakowsky, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Alexander (Alex) T. Rakowsky, MD, is an associate program director of our General Pediatrics residency program and the co-track director of the Osteopathic Recognition Track, serving with the residency program for 8+. His clinical work is primarily with residents at the Olentangy continuity clinic, where he has been for 17 years. His passions include resident education with particular focus on: (a) development of osteopathic focused training for interested residents, both DO and MD graduates, (b) increasing the evidence based medicine (EBM) experiences and education for our residents, (c) incorporating robust advocacy and mental health education into the resident curriculum, (d) working on helping educate our residents on how to more adeptly handle medical uncertainty and (e) working on development of early literacy in our patients, especially in non-English speaking families. Dr. Rakowsky serves on several national committees including the APPD (Association of Pediatric Program Directors) Self Study and Residency Aims Group and the APA (Academic Pediatric Association) EBM SIG, of which he is the co-chair. 

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Ukrainian
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Teacher of the Year Award, 2007
  • Teacher of the Year Award, 2006

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/23/2004

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Children's National Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1995
Residency Hahnemann University Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1993
Internship Hahnemann University Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Medical School Pennsylvania State University Date Completed: 05/13/1990
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