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 in these roles for the last 5 years. His clinical work is primarily with residents at the Olentangy continuity clinic, having been in this for 14 years. His passions include resident education with particular focus on the development and improvement of the osteopathic recognition track, increasing the evidence based medicine (EBM) experiences, and incorporating more advocacy and mental health education into the resident curriculum. He works with the osteopathic track residents in evaluating the potential role and efficacy of Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) in our patients. He is also active with plain language and health literacy initiatives at Nationwide. 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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