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Renowned Pediatric Cardiology Physician-Scientist Linda Cripe Joins Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Columbus, OH - 2/2/2012

Linda H. Cripe, MD, a distinguished pediatric cardiologist, has joined the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cripe will also be a member of the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  

Dr. Cripe is well-known for her continuing work in studying the care and treatment of cardiomyopathy associated with neuromuscular disease, especially Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). She was a member of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Steering Committee – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Standards of Care, and has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally on cardiomyopathy related to DMD. She currently is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Dr. Cripe was most recently the Chair of the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and Coordinator for Medical Student Education in the Division of Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and served as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.  She completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and served as a pediatric cardiology fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and at Children's Hospital Boston. She also has held faculty appointments at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and at The University of Wisconsin.

“Linda Cripe is a preeminent physician-scientist and her recruitment to our clinical and research staff allows us to expand our capabilities in understanding and treating patients with cardiomyopathy and particularly those with neuromuscular disease,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO.  “Recruiting staff of the caliber of Linda enables us to continue expanding our role as a leading institution in pediatric research and care.”

NOTE TO EDITOR: Dr. Cripe is a resident of Dublin, OH (43017).

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