The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, housed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was ranked 19th on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Top Medical Schools” among the top pediatric programs at medicals schools in the United States. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the only institution in central Ohio to train pediatric physicians.
“It is an honor to be listed among the top pediatric-training institutions in the country,” said Michael Brady, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases specialist at Nationwide Children’s. “It is our goal to enhance the health of our children by providing the highest quality training of future physicians, and this ranking is evidence of our faculty’s commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and research.”
The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics faculty are based at Nationwide Children’s. Their research efforts are organized into multidisciplinary Centers of Emphasis and overseen by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s, which seeks to improve the health of children through scientific study. Centers of Emphasis consist of four to 12 faculty members and include programs in biobehavioral health, cardiovascular medicine, cell and developmental biology, cancer, clinical and translational research, gene therapy, injury research and policy, innovation in pediatric practice, mathematical medicine, molecular and human genetics, microbial pathogenesis, perinatal research and vaccines and immunity.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and Parents magazine’s 2009 top 10 “Best Children’s Hospitals” lists, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children, adolescents and adult patients with congenital disease. A medical staff of nearly 900 and a hospital staff of 6,500 provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for more than 750,000 patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 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. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at www.NationwideChildrens.org.