Leon McDougleChief Diversity Officer for the OSU Wexner Medical Center
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the College of Medicine
Lead Physician - Research, OSU Family Medicine at Outpatient Care East

Clinical Office
OSU Family Medicine at Outpatient Care East
543 Taylor Avenue
2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: 614-688-6490
Fax: 614-688-6491

Academic Office 
The Ohio State University 
370 West 9th Avenue
Meiling Hall, Room 242
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 614-685-9264  
Leon.McDougle@osumc.edu

Background

Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, is the 1st African American to achieve the rank of Professor with tenure in The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine and he’s the 1st Chief Diversity Officer 'Aka Chief Collaborating Officer' for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. A graduate of the University of Toledo and OSU College of Medicine, he completed the family medicine residency at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Dr. McDougle has been recognized as being among the top 10 percent of physicians nationally for patient satisfaction. He was elected to serve as Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion (2013-2015) and President-Elect of the National Medical Association July 31, 2019. He also provides service for the AAMC as faculty for the Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar. In addition, he directs several workforce diversity programs including the MEDPATH Postbaccalaureate Program. 


Education and Training

  • BA: Biology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 1980-1985
  • MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 1985-1989
  • Residency: Family practice, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA, 1989-1992
  • MPH: Health management and policy, University of Michigan, 1998-2001
Editorial Activities
  • Editorial Board: Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men - October 1, 2011 to present
National Positions
  • President-Elect, National Medical Association
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Network of Minority Research Investigators Annual Workshop Planning Committee 
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Network of Minority Research Investigators Senior Research Mentor
  • AAMC Collaborative of Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE)
  • Representative,  Association of American Medical Colleges Group of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Representative, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Student Affairs, Committee on Student Diversity Affairs 

Professional Memberships

  • National Medical Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, Diplomate and Fellow
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions 
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States


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