Ryan Nash

Ryan Nash, MD

  • Palliative Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Physician

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About Me

Dr. Ryan R. Nash, MD, MA is the Hagop S. Mekhjian, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism and the Director of The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. He is also Director & Associate Professor with Tenure in the Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Education & Anatomy in the College of Medicine. He is the Chair of the OSU Wexner Medical Center Ethics Committee. In addition to serving as a healthcare ethics and clinical bioethics advisor and consultant, Dr. Nash continue to be active in Palliative Medicine caring for patients primarily with advanced cancer. Dr. Nash is an active educator and administrator. He is the Editorial Review Group Chair for Medical Ethics and Bioethics for Doody Enterprises. He serves on editorial board or editorial advisory board of the journals HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum (Springer), Christian Bioethics (Oxford University Press), and the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Oxford University Press). He continues to serve as a reviewer for numerous other journals and book series. Along with numerous other service roles with national and regional organizations, he previously served on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Elsevier) and the ethics committee and public policy committee of the AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine). Dr. Nash’s scholarship focuses on practical, procedural, and policy issues related to Medicine, Clinical Bioethics and Palliative Medicine. He also explores ethics foundations at the nexus of medicine, ethics, theology, religion, and culture. Dr. Nash is an Orthodox Christian. He is the grateful husband of Sarah and proud father of four daughters. He occasionally helps them run their small farm north of Columbus.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Ethics, Medical
  • Bioethics
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Spirituality
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Patient Care Management
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Hospice Care
  • Advance Directives
  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Ethics
  • Ethics Committees
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics, Clinical
  • Public Policy
  • Palliative Care

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX
6/23/1997 - 6/3/2001


University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX

6/24/2001 - 6/23/2002


University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2004

Chief Resident

University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005


University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL

7/19/2005 - 6/30/2006


MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, CHICAGO, IL

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Palliative Medicine

More About My Work

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 11/01/2020, Dr. Nash has reported no relationships with companies or entities.