Steve J. Allen, MD, MBA

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen, MD, is CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital, a position he has held since 2006. Nationwide Children’s treats children from around the world as an elite, destination, pediatric teaching hospital and research institution. He leads an organization that has defined a new model for delivering state of the art care and generating new cures in an environment of unsurpassed quality. Nationwide Children’s shares its knowledge by teaching the next generation of providers and developing innovative community outreach programs to address critical healthcare needs. All this is firmly wrapped in the hospital’s 130-year mission to provide every child with the finest medical care regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Dr. Allen is gratified to lead such a purpose-driven organization. Nationwide Children’s success is fueled by an environment of continuous improvement. He derives remarkable insights from asking all levels of staff and families for their ideas on how the organization can do even better. While there are successful healthcare executives who come from a broad background, his perspective gained from the practice of medicine not only influences how he prioritizes the work, but also how he leads.

His passion for population health and wellness drives participation in legislative advocacy at the state and national level. This focus is critical to advancing children’s healthcare. Dr. Allen was appointed Chair of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) 2016 Board of Trustees.

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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Career Contribution Award Recipient, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2018

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 03/30/2007

Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care
Fellowship University of Texas Medical School Date Completed: 07/31/1983
Residency University of Washington Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1982
Residency University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Date Completed: 06/30/1979
Internship University of Utah Medical School Date Completed: 06/30/1978
Medical School University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Date Completed: 05/31/1977
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Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine