Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Chief Operating Officer, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center

Marti Taylor, MSN, RN, has been the executive director of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and chief operating officer of the Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center since 2011, and was chief executive officer of University Hospital from 2015 to October 2017. 

Marti began her career in health care in 1986 at Duke University Hospital as a staff nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit, moving to a charge nurse and then on to an on-call research nurse in the cardiac clinical trials area. During the early 1990s, Marti took on increasingly more responsible roles as a clinical research nurse and administrator at Duke, becoming a member of the Cardiac Critical Care Administrative Team. During this time, she also worked for Genentech as the Duke University Hospital PRN Nurse, serving as Regional Clinical Coordinator in the Southeast United States.

By the late 1990s, Marti was named Duke’s director of Heart Center Nursing and Administrative Services. In 2004, she was promoted to associate operating officer of the Duke Heart Center Clinical Service Unit. 

In 2005, Marti became president of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, where she had responsibility for all heart and vascular clinical services, financial and personnel management, strategic planning and marketing, quality improvement, patient and physician satisfaction and regulatory services.  

She returned to the Duke in 2007 as associate vice president of Cardiovascular Services. In this role, she managed and directed all areas of cardiovascular services (adult and pediatric) at Duke University Health System and its affiliated facilities. 

The Oak Harbor, Ohio, native accepted the positions of executive director of the Ross Heart Hospital and chief operating officer of Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center in 2012.

She is a member of the American Heart Association Board/Central Ohio Board, the Close the Gap Advisory Board, the Capital University – Nursing Board of Advisors and the Ohio State Health Network Board. She has also authored five scholarly publications. Marti received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Capital University and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Duke University.