John A. Barnard, MD

John Barnard, MD

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John A. Barnard, MD, is chief of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital, president of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's and holds the Ann I. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research Leadership. He is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he is also a professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. As a physician-scientist, he held National Institutes of Health and other grants for more than twenty years of his career. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters.

As president of The Research Institute, Dr. Barnard is responsible for strategic direction, administration, resource allocation and infrastructure in support of research activities at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The Research Institute is one of the largest dedicated pediatric research institutions in the United States and has consistently ranked among the top ten free standing Children's hospitals based on National Institutes of Health funding. In 2018, The Research Institute received more than $50 million in external awards from the NIH.

As chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Ohio State, he is responsible for academic activities of more than 500 full-time faculty members. He also oversees the education of more than 300 medical students and pediatric residents and fellows training at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Barnard received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi and was a resident in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and nutrition at Vanderbilt where he stayed on as a faculty member for 11 years. For 5 years, he was Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

He is currently a member of Ohio's Third Frontier Commission. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Board of Directors. He has served as president of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation (NASPGHAN) and president of the NASPGHAN Foundation. In 2018, he received the Shwachman Award, NASPGHAN’s highest career honor.

An advocate for science education and communication, Dr. Barnard has authored more than 100 pediatric research columns for The Columbus Dispatch.

See John A. Barnard’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Shwachman Award, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2018
  • Perennially Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Former President, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Former President, NASPGHAN Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Member, Board of Directors, Improve Care Now
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 11/21/2000

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1986
Residency Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1983
Internship Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1981
Medical School University of Mississippi Date Completed: 03/31/1980
Undergraduate School University of South Alabama Date Completed: 06/30/1976
Professional Experience

2005 - Present The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Vice Chair for Research, The Ohio State University, President

2000 - Present Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, The Ohio State University, Professor

2000 - Present Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Member

2006 - 2008 North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, President

2005 - 2008 Gastrointestinal Cell and Molecular Biology NIH Study Section, Member

1992 - 2000 Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

1987 - 1992 Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

1986 - 1987 Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

1983 - 1986 Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

1981 - 1983 Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Resident in Pediatrics

1980 - 1981 Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Intern in Pediatrics

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