Collaboration, collegiality, modern facilities and a focused commitment to excellence unite the faculty, staff and students of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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John J. Warner, MD

Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Executive Vice President at Ohio State

Dr. John J. Warner leads the vision, strategy and operating performance of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s research, education and patient care mission across its hospitals, outpatient care centers, nationally ranked College of Medicine and research institutes. A national leader in academic medicine, he’s dedicated to improving health care quality, safety and experience by putting patients and their families first.

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Jay Anderson

Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Jay Anderson is responsible for leading the execution of the vision, strategy and overall performance for all clinical enterprise operations – including all seven hospitals, as well as the ambulatory services division. He is an established health system leader with significant experience in performance improvement, quality and operations.

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Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, FACS

Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Vice President for Health Sciences, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

An internationally recognized head and neck cancer researcher, surgeon and leader in academic medicine, Dr. Carol R. Bradford became the dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and vice president for Health Sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2020. She is also the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine and a professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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Vincent Tammaro

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Health Sciences
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Vincent Tammaro joined the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center as CFO and vice president for health sciences in August 2022. Vincent’s responsible for overseeing finance, treasury, IT, data analytics, revenue cycle, supply chain, the OSU Health Plan and related areas. He’s also responsible for financial and control activities across the Wexner Medical Center and supports strategic and financial planning, including long-range business planning and financial goal setting in support of the medical center’s patient care, education and research missions.

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Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, FACP

Robert F. Wolfe and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chief Clinical Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences

Dr. Andrew Thomas serves as the Wolfe Foundation Chief Clinical Officer for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. He is responsible for all patient care services and medical staff administration. Previously, Dr. Thomas served as medical director of University Hospital and associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. He has been involved in university projects including the implementation of electronic health records, root cause analysis for safety events, patient satisfaction, clinical efficiency, simulation training, professionalism and physician health.

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Matthew Albers, JD

Deputy General Counsel
Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Legal Affairs

Matthew Albers serves as key legal counsel for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the academic health enterprise. He is a key member of the senior leadership teams for the Office of Legal Affairs and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Matthew provides enterprisewide legal guidance on issues related to the academic health enterprise, including business ventures, health care services, scientific research and discovery as well as medical education.

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Frank Aucremanne, PE, MSCE, CHFM

Associate Vice President, Medical Center Space and Facility Planning

Frank Aucremanne works with senior leaders of the university and the medical center to ensure that space assignment, maintenance, planning, design, development and renovations are collaborative and well-integrated among all academic, research and clinic spaces in the medical center, the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and our seven health science colleges.

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Tom Bentley, MS, BSN, FHIMSS

Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Tom Bentley is the chief information and digital transformation officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, responsible for health care information technology. Tom began his career with the medical center in 1994 as an analyst. In the 29 years since, he’s been instrumental in the development and implementation of the medical center’s electronic medical record system.

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Tom Blincoe, MBA

Executive Director, Network Development and Outreach

Tom Blincoe leads medical center efforts to establish and grow collaborative relationships with organizations throughout Ohio and beyond. He and his team oversee the Ohio State Health Network and Ohio State’s TeleConsult Network. They also provide support to other Ohio State network initiatives, including the Healthy State Alliance, the Heart and Vascular Network, the James Cancer Network and a network of independent healthcare providers who use Ohio State’s electronic health record system. Tom has been with the Wexner Medical Center since 1998. His expertise covers healthcare administration, professional collaboration, negotiation and strategic relationships.

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Daniel Clinchot, MD

Vice Dean for Education, College of Medicine
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education
Chair, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy

Dr. Dan Clinchot oversees undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, continuing medical education and graduate and research education (collaboratively with the vice dean for Research), as well as educational programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and educational centers and offices, including Diversity and Inclusion, Medical Education, Student Life, Curriculum and Scholarship, Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies and the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center.

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David Cohn, MD, MBA, FACHE

Interim CEO, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Chief Medical Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Dr. David Cohn became interim CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in July 2022. He has served as chief medical officer at The James since 2018. Dr. Cohn is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology and holds the Stuart M. Sloan – Larry J. Copeland, MD, Chair in Gynecologic Oncology in the College of Medicine. Since joining Ohio State in 2001, he has maintained a clinical practice that includes both medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers.

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Jennifer Dauer

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As chief strategy and transformation officer, Jennifer Dauer is responsible for driving all aspects of strategy for the organization as well as structuring strategic affiliations, mergers, acquisitions and partnerships. She identifies and pursues new growth and business development opportunities for the health system and the health science colleges, drives partnership discussions with key internal and external stakeholders and facilitates discussions across the health system and the university that encourage collaboration with each other and across multiple parties.

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Dennis Delisle, ScD, FACHE

Executive Director, University Hospital and Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital

As executive director, Dennis Delisle is responsible for ensuring the operational success of the hospitals and their seamless integration into the health system, guided by the overall medical center’s strategic plan and its specific priorities for talent and culture, health and well-being and resource stewardship. He holds certifications as a Lean Master, Six Sigma Black Belt, Change Agent and Project Management Professional. He’s also a trained Baldrige Examiner through Pennsylvania’s performance excellence program and is credentialed as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH

Chief Health Equity Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Chyke Doubeni joined the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center as chief health equity officer July 1, 2022. He also serves in the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center as associate director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At the Wexner Medical Center, he brings together the inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and civic and community engagement efforts. He leads initiatives to enhance inclusiveness and impact clinical, educational and research programs to equitably improve health outcomes in the communities we serve.

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Michael Faber, EdM

Vice President
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Sciences Advancement

As vice president of Advancement for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the health science colleges, Michael Faber is responsible for the performance of all aspects of advancement for the Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the seven health science colleges, more than 20 research institutes and multiple ambulatory care sites.

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L. Arick Forrest, MD, MBA

Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, College of Medicine
President of OSUP and Faculty Group Practice
Medical Director, Ambulatory Services

Considered an international expert in voice and swallowing disorders, Dr. Arick Forrest was named vice dean of Clinical Affairs and president of The Ohio State University Physicians, Inc. (OSUP) in 2017 and medical director of Ambulatory Services for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2011. He is also president of the Faculty Group Practice. Dr. Forrest co-established the Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at Ohio State in 1994.

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William “Skip” Hidlay

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Ohio State Health Science Colleges

Skip Hidlay is chief communications and marketing officer for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the seven health science colleges, responsible for internal communications, external marketing, digital content, media relations and public relations. A brand marketing and communications strategist, Skip has more than 20 years of experience as an executive leader in health care and the media.

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Kristopher Kipp, MSN, RN

Executive Director, Clinical Services
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Kris Kipp is the executive director of Clinical Services at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Kris has more than 30 years in nursing and clinical operations leadership, including critical care and emergency/trauma.

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Dan Like, MHA

Chief Administrative Officer, Ambulatory Services

With The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center since 2000, Dan Like, MHA, was named chief administrative officer of Ambulatory Services in 2020. Prior to that, he was executive director of Ambulatory Services since 2008 after serving as business manager of Information Technology and director of Strategic Planning and Business Development. He leads the operations and further growth and development of Ohio State’s Ambulatory Services that includes more than 50 physical locations around the greater central Ohio area, totaling more than one million square feet, with 1.7 million outpatient visits per year.

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Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

Executive Director, Ohio State East Hospital
Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital
Executive Director, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital

Amanda Lucas is the executive director of Ohio State’s Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, East Hospital and Harding Hospital. With extensive experience in the academic health center environment, Amanda’s areas of expertise include operations (hospital and ambulatory), financial management, integration of services from separate entities into service lines, development and implementation of new programs, facilities/space planning and community outreach.

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Leon McDougle, MD, MPH

Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Leon McDougle is professor of Family Medicine with tenure and the Wexner Medical Center’s first chief diversity officer. He directs several workforce diversity programs including the MEDPATH Postbaccalaureate Program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He provides service for the Association of American Medical Colleges as faculty for the Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar.

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Stephanie Milburn

Associate Vice President of Government Affairs
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University Health Sciences Colleges

Stephanie Milburn leads the development and advancement of the public policy agenda for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, The James and the health science colleges. After serving for 10 years as director of Government Affairs at the Wexner Medical Center, Stephanie became associate vice president of Government Affairs in November 2021. Stephanie previously held multiple positions in federal and state government.

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Peter Mohler, PhD

Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and Knowledge
Vice President of Research, The Ohio State University
Chief Scientific Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State College of Medicine

As chief scientific officer, Dr. Peter Mohler leads all research operations across the medical center, which includes research strategy, operations, space and facilities, research finances, compliance and research initiatives. With Ohio State since 2011, Dr. Mohler researches the mechanisms underlying abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure in children and young adults with the goal of designing new therapies for diseases at the level of the individual and the population.

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Andrea Pfeifle, EdD, PT, FNAP

Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Dr. Andrea Pfeifle is Ohio State’s first associate vice president for Interprofessional Practice and Education for our seven health science colleges and the Wexner Medical Center. She has an impressive and extensive career in education, working to advance interprofessional education and teaching collaborative practice models across medical and health science education programs for more than 25 years.

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Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Raphael Pollock is an internationally renowned cancer surgeon with more than three decades of experience as a research scientist. He joined the Department of Surgery at Ohio State in 2013 after being recruited from MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he had worked for 31 years. At Ohio State he has held several important positions, including vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Surgery, director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, director of the Sarcoma Research Laboratory, surgeon-in-chief for the OSUCCC and surgeon-in-chief for The Ohio State University Health Care System. He was appointed director of the OSUCCC in November 2017.

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Elizabeth Seely, Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

Elizabeth Seely, MHA, FACHE

Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

As chief administrative officer for the Hospital Division of the Ohio State Health System, Elizabeth Seely focuses on the operational success of University Hospital, East Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Harding Hospital, the Brain and Spine Hospital and Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. She was executive director of East Hospital from 2007 to October 2017. Previous to that, Elizabeth served for 16 years at University Hospital in various leadership positions including associate executive director. She earned her MHA from The Ohio State University.

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Sarah Sherer, MSHR, SPHR

Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Sarah Sherer joined the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in January 2023. With more than 20 years of human resources experience, she’s spent the majority of her HR career in academic medicine.

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Rachit Thariani

Chief Administrative Officer, Post-Acute and Home-Based Care Division

Rachit Thariani provides strategic and operational leadership for the home and post-acute care division, a key element of Ohio State’s overall health platform. He oversees a portfolio of programs and services designed created to build a better continuum of care that meets people where they are so that Ohio State can provide a more convenient and accessible health care experience that’s also more personal and connected. With Ohio State since 2004, Rachit has served as chief population health officer, interim chief strategy officer and chief planning officer for the Wexner Medical Center.

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Ravi Tripathi, MD, MBA

Chief Health Informatics Officer

Dr. Ravi Tripathi is the Wexner Medical Center’s first chief health informatics officer. He drives the development and deployment of information technology across medical, nursing and pharmacy disciplines and provides strategic leadership in technology initiatives related to digital innovation, such as telecommunications, data analytics and infrastructure.
 

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Susan White, PhD, RHIA, CHDA

Chief Analytics Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Susan White became the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s first chief analytics officer in January 2020. In this role, Dr. White leads a team that serves as a central point for gathering and interpreting data, and then works to make sure that employees across the medical center can access the right data at the right time and use it to drive the right decisions. She’s had a robust career in data analytics, data governance and quality measurement.

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