Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Health System
David McQuaid serves as chief executive officer of the Ohio State Health System and chief operating officer of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. He brings with him more than 25 years of healthcare administration experience at leading academic health systems, including Johns Hopkins, Duke and Thomas Jefferson University.

David 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.

His role in the Health System at Ohio State includes overseeing six hospitals and the Primary Care and Ambulatory networks. As chief operating officer of Wexner Medical Center, a nearly $3-billion academic health center, he focuses on business development, clinical operations and fiscal accountability.

David is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2009 to serve as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

David is known for close collaboration with physician leadership and faculty. While executive vice president for Clinical Affairs, president and chief executive officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, he was instrumental in creating a service line model that effectively drove clinical program excellence and improved patient access to care.

A pharmacist by training, David earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He serves on a number non-profit, business and professional association boards.