Brilli Appointed Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital

April 17, 2008

Richard J. Brilli, M.D., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Childrens Hospital, effective August 1. 

Brilli currently serves as Associate Chief of Staff, Clinical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Graduate Medical Education and Co-Chair of the Inpatient Clinical Systems Improvement Team at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. 

Having accumulated a wealth of general pediatric, pediatric critical care and transport medicine experience, both clinical and academic, Brilli is nationally known for his leadership in safety and quality initiatives. 

Nationwide Childrens Hospital CEO Steve Allen, MD, said, As we head into a period of unprecedented growth, I am confident that Dr. Brillis pediatric expertise, strong research and academic background, and focus on quality outcomes make him the right person to lead medical staff efforts crucial to achieving our strategic plan.

Prior to joining Cincinnati Childrens in 1994, Brilli held a number of positions with Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, including Director of Pediatric Emergency Transport Services and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit.  He served in the U.S. Navy for more than ten years including stints as Director of Critical Care Medicine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and Head of Pediatrics at the Naval Regional Medical Clinic in New Orleans.  He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed a Pediatric Residency and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital.  Brilli will be joined in Columbus by his wife, Cindy, and three children.

I am very excited to join the team at Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Brilli said.  This opportunity is a great honor and privilege and I look forward to contributing in any way I can to help Nationwide Childrens achieve its goals. Most importantly, I look forward to participating in the core mission of the hospital - improving the health and well being of the children of Columbus and beyond.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at