Leon McDougle

Leon McDougle, MD, MPH

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Professor of Family Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 46 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 26 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a family medicine physician, I provide primary care for a mostly older and multicultural community in the Near East Side of Columbus. I am passionate about the power of diversity and inclusion as a means to advancing excellence and innovation. I treat and manage a wide range of conditions and diseases, but most of my time is spent in administrative leadership roles at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine to support our mission of improving the health of people living in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care. The remainder of my time is dedicated to patient care; medical student, resident, fellow and staff education; and research.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of the difference in care stemming from our strength as interdisciplinary teams committed to providing inclusive care with cultural sensitivity and humility all the way from the frontline staff to the Dean of the College of Medicine and CEO of the health system. I really appreciate the “can do” and collaborative spirit that can be found across the academic medical center, campus and central Ohio communities.

In my free time I enjoy watching sports and science fiction on television, reading biographies and walking with my wife, Natasha.
  • Rated in the top 10% of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2013-2022
  • Founding contributor, Urban Family Medicine Residency
  • Partnered with Biomedical Science and College of Medicine leadership to obtain National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to start the DISCOVERY Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
  • 121st National Medical Association President (August 2020-July 2021)
  • Elected to serve one year term as National Medical Association President Elect July 31, 2019, followed by one year term as the 121st NMA President
  • National Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion, 2013-2015
  • 1st African American to achieve the rank of professor with tenure in The Ohio State University Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Appointed to serve as The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s first chief diversity officer

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Primary Care

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History


University of Michigan Public Health-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
1/1/0001 - 4/26/2001

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
7/1/1985 - 6/9/1989


Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, CA
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1992

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Family Medicine

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

46 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

    I have One of the greatest care provider

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2024

    He is Always Excellent and Kind.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2024

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2024

    Very professional and attentive

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2024

    Dr. McDougle is professional and ask questions regarding gettin my weight and if I would like to set a goal. He is always concerned about my health.

  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

    Very knowledgeable and professional

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2024

    Excellent Experience

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2023

    Excellent listener

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 09/29/2023, Dr. McDougle has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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