Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Mack squareClinical Office
OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin
2231 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-293-2700
Fax: 614-293-2720

Academic Office
Northwood-High Building
2231 N. High Street
Suite 207
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Donald.Mack@osumc.edu

Background

My 30-year experience in family medicine has evolved from a small group rural practice with obstetrics to focusing on geriatrics and geriatric education at The Ohio State University's Department of Family Medicine. My current effort is to strengthen education of medical students, residents and fellows at the ambulatory, inpatient, post-acute, subacute, longterm care and hospice sites associated with The Ohio State University. I continue to enjoy caring for patients of all ages and my special interest is in the care of the elderly and end of life.

Current Research Projects

Expanding, Enhancing, and Enriching the Primary Care Workforce through Clinical Transformation Education. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant, 5 year, $2,495,048.00

Education and Training

  • MD: The Ohio State University, 1984
  • Residency: Toledo Hospital Family Practice, 1987

National Positions

Faculty, American Medical Directors Association, Core Curriculum in Medical Direction, 2016—present 

Awards/Honors 

  • Best Doctors in America, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Family Physician of the Year, Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency, 2011
  • Emerging Leader, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2012
  • Faculty Teaching Scholar, OSU College of Medicine, 2012
  • Courage to Teach, OSU College of Medicine, 2013
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency, 2014
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2016 
  • Best Doctors in America, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Family Physician of the Year, Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency, 2011
  • Emerging Leader, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2012
  • Faculty Teaching Scholar, OSU College of Medicine, 2012
  • Courage to Teach, OSU College of Medicine, 2013
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency, 2014
  • Faculty Achievement Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service 2016, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2016

Professional Memberships 

American Academy of Family Physicians and Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 1984—present
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, District 3 board member, 2002-2005, at large board member 2010-2011, Central Ohio Regional Director of the OAFP Board, 2011-2013, Treasurer of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 2013-2015, Vice President of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 2015-2016, President Elect of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017, President of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 2017-2018, Central Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, board member 2012-2018
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2010—present, and served on the Program Assessment Special Committee, 2011-2012
American Geriatrics Society and Ohio Geriatric Society, 2009—present, Ohio COSAR Representative to the American Geriatrics Society, 2014—present
Ohio Geriatrics Society, president elect 2010—2015, president 2016—present
American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and Ohio Medical Directors Assoc., 2009—present. OMDA Board Member, 2017-present

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