Elise D. Berlan, MD, MPH

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Elise Berlan, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a faculty physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the Division of Adolescent Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, completed her residency and an additional year as Chief Resident at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and completed her Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a researcher, educator, clinician, and advocate for young women's reproductive health. She founded and is Medical Director of the BC4Teens/Young Women's Contraception Program at Nationwide Children’s and leads the hospitals’ diverse efforts in Teen Pregnancy Prevention. She is an active participant in regional public health efforts to reduce infant mortality. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She is a Junior Fellow in the Society for Family Planning. She was a 2017-2018 Fellow in the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy. She is member at large on the Board of Directors of North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and is Interim Division Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Berlan lives in Bexley, Ohio with her husband Mike and two young sons. She volunteers with an international health non-profit organization and is a leader in her neighborhood’s Cub Scout Pack. In her free time, she reads, travels, exercises and spends time with her family and friends.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Bruce P. Meyer, MD Family Art of Medicine Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2019
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Listed, Castle Connelly Top Doctor
  • Listed, U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor
  • Listed, Who’s Who in America
  • Listed, America’s Top Pediatricians, Consumer Research Council of America
  • Leonard P. Rome Award, Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Board of Directors, Medicine for Mali

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/01/2007

Board Certifications
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Boston Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2007
Residency Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Date Completed: 06/30/2004
Medical School University of Iowa Date Completed: 05/12/2000