John D. Mahan, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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John D. Mahan, MD, is the Program Director for the Nationwide Children's Hospital/ The Ohio State University Pediatric Residency Program and a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Additionally, he is Program Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program. Dr. Mahan received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University) and completed his residency and pediatric nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests include pediatric dialysis and renal transplantation, growth failure in children with chronic kidney disease, treatments of glomerular disorders and metabolic bone disorders in children. His research interests are primarily associated with emerging therapies in chronic kidney disease care for children, including methods to improve growth with growth hormone, bisphosphonate therapy in children with metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, and advances in learning technology in medical education and faculty development. Dr. Mahan also serves as Associate Director of the Education Working Group for the OSU COM Center for Faculty Engagement, Advancement and Mentoring (FAME), Chairman of Communities in Schools for Central Ohio and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation serving Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Career Contribution Award Recipient, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2014
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/25/1984

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics Date Completed: 06/30/1984
Residency University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics Date Completed: 06/30/1981
Internship University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics Date Completed: 06/30/1978
Medical School Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia Date Completed: 06/30/1977
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