As a nocturnist, my specializations include internal medicine and hospital medicine, specifically in the administration of nighttime patient care. My duties include supervising the admittance of new patients during evening hours and providing all of our patients with overnight emergency care.
My first goal as a physician in providing nighttime care is to ensure that patients are being efficiently admitted into the hospital. This must be done in a quick yet effective manner in order to begin examinations and provide proper treatment plans. I believe in providing a high level of efficiency while also practicing compassionate care. This ensures each patient will receive quality care and have a positive experience when beginning his or her recovery.
I enjoy working at The Ohio State University because we have an excellent support staff and a wonderful hospitalist division that is focused on providing the best care for our patients. Working as a physician here has been a truly unique experience. In addition, here at Ohio State we have the opportunity to work with a very diverse patient population.
In my free time I enjoy watching movies and relaxing with my family. My wife and I are also video gamers and enjoy playing when we have the time.
- First nocturnist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2015
- Formed a committee that focuses on underserviced communication between hospitalists and subspecialists, Grant Hospital, 2013
- Created a closed ICU, nocturnist elective and mandatory three-month hospitalist rotation during residency that served as the foundation for integrating the existing non-teaching hospitalist group into largest teaching service
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Internal Medicine
Education and Training
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
7/1/2002 - 7/31/2006
York Hospital, York, PA
6/23/2006 - 6/30/2007
York Hospital, York, PA
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
American Board of Internal Medicine
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Onderko has reported no relationships with companies or entities.