Executive Director, Primary Care Network
Associate Dean, Primary Care

Clinical Office
OSU Family Medicine at Healthy New Albany
150 W. Main Street
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Phone: 614-293-4980
Fax: 614-685-9427

Academic Office
Northwood-High Building
2231 N. High Street
Suite 269
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-293-2653
Fax: 614-293-2715
MaryJo.Welker@osumc.edu

Background

Having been in private practice for 16 years before joining the faculty full time, my primary interests are education, clinical practice and administration. At the state level, I have been very active in organized medicine through the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and the Ohio State Medical Association. Nationally, I served three years on the board of directors for the American Academy of Family Physicians and 10 years on the AAFP Foundation’s board of trustees. I participated in their Physicians With Heart program and, most recently, in their Family Medicine Cares program, including three trips to Haiti.

Education and Training

  • Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Professional Honors
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1979
  • Recertification: 1985, 1991, 1997, 2004-2014; 2014-2024
  • Philanthropist of the Year: American Academy of Family Physician Foundation, 2016
  • Family Physician of the Year – Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 2015
  • Health Care Heroes Manager Award, 2008, central Ohio
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Robert Graham Award for outstanding executives, 2007
  • “Local Legend” – American Medical Women’s Association, 2004
  • OSU Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001
  • The Notre Dame Alumnae Association of St. Joseph Academy, Distinguished Alumnae, 2000
  • Fellow: American Academy of Family Physicians, 1981
  • Best Doctors in America, 2001-present

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