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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Chancellor and CEO of Wexner Harold Paz

Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University
Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
 

Dr. Harold L. Paz is executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. At Ohio State, Dr. Paz leads all seven health science colleges and serves as CEO of the $4 billion Wexner Medical Center enterprise, which includes seven hospitals, a nationally ranked college of medicine, more than 20 research institutes, multiple ambulatory sites, an accountable care organization and a health plan.

Before joining Ohio State in June 2019, Dr. Paz was executive vice president and chief medical officer at Aetna, where he led clinical strategy and policy at the intersection of all of Aetna’s domestic and global businesses. He reported to Aetna’s chairman and CEO and was a member of its executive committee. Prior to joining Aetna in 2014, Dr. Paz served as president and CEO of the Penn State Hershey Health System, senior vice president for health affairs at the Pennsylvania State University and dean of its College of Medicine for eight years. Before his appointment at Penn State, he spent 11 years as dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group.

Dr. Paz received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a master of science in life science engineering from Tufts University and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency at Northwestern University, where he served as chief medical resident. Dr. Paz was a Eudowood Fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, he was a postdoctoral fellow in environmental health science at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

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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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David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, Ohio State Health System

David McQuaid has more than 30 years of health care administration experience at leading academic health systems, including Johns Hopkins, Duke and Thomas Jefferson University. He has a strong background in operations and finance, clinical program growth, strategic planning and continuous process improvement. Throughout his career, he has focused on putting the patient first and is regarded by his peers as a strong patient advocate. David's role in Ohio State’s health system includes overseeing six hospitals and the primary care and ambulatory networks. 

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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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Mark Larmore

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

Mark Larmore is chief financial officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Larmore, a seasoned health care financial executive, manages and oversees the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's $2.9-billion budget. Larmore has a strong background in health care finance. He was formerly CFO, group senior vice president and treasurer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In that role, he provided ultimate financial oversight to hospital operations as well as strategic leadership and direction to multiple areas of business. 

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Frank Aucremanne

Associate Vice President, Facilities

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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Jacalyn Buck, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Ohio State Health System
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, Ohio State College of Nursing


Dr. Jacalyn Buck is the chief nursing officer for the Ohio State Health System. In this role, she oversees nursing strategy and operations for more than 5,200 nurses throughout University Hospital, East Hospital, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Ohio State Harding Hospital, the Brain and Spine Hospital and Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been in nursing at Ohio State since 2002.
 

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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. 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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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

As executive director of University Hospital, Dennis Delisle is responsible for ensuring the operational success of the hospital and its 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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William Farrar, MD

CEO, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Medical Director, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

Dr. William Farrar is a surgical oncologist who was appointed CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in August 2019. He also serves as medical director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and director of medical credentialing at The James. On The James medical staff since the hospital opened in 1990, Dr. Farrar is in the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC. He was rated among the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017, and is a 16-time recipient of the “Best Doctors in America” honor.  

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L. Arick Forrest, MD

Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, College of Medicine
President of OSUP
Medical Director of 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. Dr. Forrest co-established the Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at Ohio State in 1994. 

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Anne Garcia

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Ohio State University

As senior vice president and general counsel for The Ohio State University, Anne Garcia serves as the chief legal advisor to the president, board of trustees and university and Wexner Medical Center officers and administrators. As the leader of the Office of Legal Affairs, she manages a team of attorneys, paralegals, compliance specialists, risk managers, insurance consultants and other professionals that provides strategic advice and legal counsel to the university on all its key matters and risks.

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Iahn Gonsenhauser, MD, MBA

Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Assistant Professor – Clinical


As chief quality and patient safety officer, Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser provides leadership and oversight of quality and patient safety across the multiple business units of the Wexner Medical Center. He engages extensively in collaboration with nursing leadership, hospital administrative leadership and quality program leadership to provide operational management, financial management and leadership functions with focus on pay-for-performance programs including CMS and managed-care based programs.

 

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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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Mary Howard, DNP, RN

Executive Director, East Hospital

Mary Howard was named executive director of East Hospital in October 2017. Prior to this appointment, she was associate executive director and associate chief nursing officer at East Hospital and has been part of the senior leadership team at East Hospital since 2007. She previously was a director of nursing at University Hospital for four years. She came to Ohio State from Ohio Health where she was chief nursing officer for Grant Hospital. Mary earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. 

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Kristopher Kipp, MSN, RN

Executive Director, Clinical Services
Chief Nursing Officer 
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 and the chief nursing officer 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

Executive Director, Ambulatory Services 

With The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center since 2000, Dan Like was named executive director of Ambulatory Services in 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. Dan earned his MHA from The Ohio State University. 

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Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute
Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital

Amanda Lucas is executive director of Clinical Operations for the Ohio State Neurological Institute and executive director of Ohio State Harding Hospital. In these roles, she oversees all of the administrative aspects of the core neurological clinical areas (Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Health) across the hospitals (Brain and Spine Hospital, Harding Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital and Talbot Addiction Medicine) that serve patients in our neurological service line and the associated multidisciplinary clinics including stroke, spine and related neurological conditions. 

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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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Ryan Meadows

Chief of Staff
Office of the Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ryan Meadows is chief of staff for Harold L. Paz, MD, chancellor for Health Affairs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Ryan works with Dr. Paz on the execution of a broad range of strategic priorities and key initiatives. He plays an important role on Dr. Paz’s administrative team, managing the daily operations of the chancellor’s office, and serves as a liaison between the chancellor and other leaders of the Wexner Medical Center and the university’s seven health sciences colleges. 

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Alison Mincey, JD

Senior Associate Vice President, Human Resources
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Alison serves as the principal strategic advisor on all aspects of human resources strategy, operations and engagement at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Health System and College of Medicine. She is responsible for leading organizational initiatives that bring together talent and culture to foster an environment of innovation and discovery.   

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Peter Mohler, PhD

Interim Vice President of Research, The Ohio State University
Chief Scientific Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Vice Dean for Research, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

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. He also directs the teams that generate and disseminate best practices for interdisciplinary research and innovation across our health science enterprise. 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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Beth NeCamp

Executive Director, Civic and Community Engagement

As executive director of Civic and Community Engagement, Beth is responsible for leading the efforts at the Wexner Medical Center and the health sciences colleges to expand our relationships and engagement with our community and civic organizations. She develops and implements programs, initiatives and events that foster greater community and corporate citizenship among our faculty, staff and students. Beth has been with the Wexner Medical Center for more than 20 years.
 

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Andrea Pfeifle, EdD, PT, FNAP

Associate Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Dr. Andrea Pfeifle is Ohio State’s first associate vice chancellor 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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Thomas Ryan, MD, MBA

Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Director, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center
John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Ryan is a national expert on cardiac ultrasound and co-author of Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography, the leading textbook in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. Under his leadership, the Heart and Vascular Center team brings innovative discoveries and devices to patients, being the first in the country to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Echocardiography, of which he is a former president.

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Phyllis Teater

Chief Information Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Phyllis Teater is the chief information officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with responsibility for information technology across the medical center’s three-part mission of patient care, teaching and research. She has been with the medical center for more than 25 years, and has been instrumental in the adoption and rollout of the medical center’s ambulatory and inpatient electronic medical records as well as with significant enhancements in the technology support for research IT services and technology for education.
 

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Rachit Thariani, MBA

Chief Population Health Officer, Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State Health Accountable Care Organization 

Rachit guides, oversees and coordinates the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s strategic direction toward value-based care and population health management. He provides leadership to expand Ohio State’s focus on patient-centered care, designing solutions to deliver it at scale, developing and managing alternative payment models, building out the care continuum including post-acute and home-based care, introducing innovations in the care delivery model and creating other capabilities and programs necessary to successfully manage the transition to a value-based care system.

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Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, FACP

Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences
Chief Clinical Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Dr. Andrew Thomas is associate professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the Ohio State College of Medicine and serves as the chief clinical officer for Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Thomas is responsible and has authority for all patient care services and medical staff administration. Previously, Dr. Thomas served as medical director of University Hospital from 2010-2013, assistant medical director for University Hospital from 1999-2010 and assistant dean for Graduate Medical Education from 2001-2010. 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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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board

  • William Farrar, MD

    Chief Executive Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

  • L. Arick Forrest, MD

    Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, College of Medicine President of OSUP

  • Hiroyuki Fujita

  • Cindy Hilsheimer

  • Mary Howard, DNP, RN

    Executive Director, East Hospital

  • W.G. Jurgensen

  • Cheryl L. Krueger

  • Mark Larmore

    Chief Financial Officer Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

  • Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

    Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital

  • Bruce A. McPheron

    ex officio, voting

  • David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE

    Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Ohio State Health System

  • Michael Papadakis

    ex officio, voting

  • Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

    ex officio, voting

  • Janet Porter

  • Thomas Ryan, MD, MBA

    Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Director, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Robert H. Schottenstein

  • Elizabeth Seely, MHA, FACHE

    Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

  • Timothy P. Smucker

  • Stephen D. Steinour

  • Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, FACP

    Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Chief Clinical Officer, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

  • Abigail S. Wexner

  • Leslie H. Wexner

    Chair

  • John W. Zeiger

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Administrative Leaders

  • Frank Aucremanne

    Associate Vice President, Facilities

  • 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

  • Jennifer Carlson

    Associate Vice President, External Relations and Advocacy

  • Daniel Clinchot, MD

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

  • Mark Conselyea

    Associate Vice President, Medical Center Space & Facilities Planning

  • Dennis Delisle, ScD, FACHE

    Executive Director, University Hospital

  • William Farrar, MD

    Chief Executive Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

  • Ryan Goerlitz, MBA, CPA

    Associate Vice President of Finance, College of Medicine and OSU Physicians, Inc.

  • Mary Howard, DNP, RN

    Executive Director, East Hospital

  • Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS

    Chief Research Information Officer, College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center

  • Mary Justice, MBA

    Administrator, Wexner Medical Center Clinical Transformation & Operations

  • Kristopher Kipp, MSN, RN

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

  • Deborah Larsen, PhD

    Director for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine Associate Vice President

  • Dan Like, MHA

    Executive Director, Ambulatory Services

  • Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

    Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital

  • Leon McDougle, MD, MPH

    Chief Diversity Officer Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

  • Peter Mohler, PhD

    Interim Vice President of Research, The Ohio State University Chief Scientific Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Vice Dean for Research, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

  • Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

    Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs at The Ohio State University Chief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center

  • Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

    Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Thomas Ryan, MD, MBA

    Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Director, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Elizabeth Seely, MHA, FACHE

    Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division

  • Phyllis Teater

    Chief Information Officer Associate Vice President

  • Rachit Thariani, MBA

    Chief Population Health Officer, Wexner Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State Health Accountable Care Organization

  • Mary Jo Welker, MD

    Executive Director, Primary Care Network

Department Chairs and Major Research Center Directors

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