Renowned Pediatric Cardiology Physician-Scientist Linda Cripe Joins Nationwide Childrens Hospital

February 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).

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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