Sara M. Bode, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Sara Bode, MD, is a primary care pediatrician and the medical director of Nationwide Children's Hospital's Care Connection School-Based Health and Mobile Clinics. She is also the co-director of the Pediatric Residency Advocacy Training at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She serves on the Executive Committee for the AAP Council on School Health and is also the Deputy Editor for AAP’s Pediatric Care Online. Her clinical work and research centers around the intersection of health and education and providing care for the underserved. She is committed to training new pediatric physicians how to advocate in the field of pediatrics through policy and community action and serves as a National Coach for the AAP’s Community Pediatrics Training Initiative to help improve advocacy training for faculty and pediatric residents around the country.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Community Achievement Award, Arizona AAP, 2016
  • Community Achievement Award, Arizona AAP, 2013
  • Physician Advocate Award, AAA, 2012
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Academic Pediatric Association
  • Chair, APA Advocacy Training Special Interest Group, 2015 - 2018

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 11/14/2016

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
Clinical Interests
  • Community Wellness
  • Resident Advocacy Training
  • School Health