Ryan S. Bode, MD

Ryan Bode

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Ryan S. Bode, MD, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in October 2016 as the Chief of Hospital Pediatrics. Born and raised in central Ohio and a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Bode was excited to return home along with his wife, Dr. Sara Bode, who also joined Nationwide Children’s as an ambulatory pediatrician, and their three children.

Dr. Bode completed his pediatric residency training and was a Chief Resident at Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he then remained as faculty for 12 years. In Phoenix, he served as Associate Program Director of the Residency Program, Chief of the Hospitalist Division and Medical Director of Patient Safety and Quality. At Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Bode will lead growth and development within Hospital Pediatrics including the start of a fellowship program.

He has been active nationally including participation in the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Strategic Planning and Board Certification Committees which led to recognition by the American Board of Pediatrics as Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine as a board recognized specialty. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Advisory Board as they develop initial PREP content for Pediatric Hospitalists.

His research interests focus on comparative effectiveness and the use of clinical pathways to improve outcomes and decrease unnecessary care variation.

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 10/31/2016

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Residency Phoenix Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2005
Medical School Ohio State University College of Medicine Date Completed: 06/14/2002
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Hospital Medicine