I did my undergraduate training at The Ohio State University, where I majored in mathematics and graduated summa cum laude in 1967. I then attended medical school at Ohio State and graduated in 1971. After that, I did a year of internal medicine residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. In 1972, I was drafted as a military physician and served two years in the Navy at the end of the Vietnam War.
I returned to Columbus in 1974 where I worked as a full-time emergency physician at Riverside Methodist Hospitals. In 1980, I became the director of the emergency department at RMH. Shortly thereafter, with Dr. Rund and The Ohio State University ED, I and RMH ED co-founded the EM residency program that is now at Ohio State. The RMH ED became a national model for many of our processes and I was asked to present at several national symposia on some of these.
I was an officer and board member at Ohio ACEP for 10 years and was the state reimbursement chairman during that time. One of those years, I was selected as the Ohio Emergency Physician of the year.
I have been a prolific reviewer of medical malpractice cases. I have reviewed over 1,000 cases and have testified at trial or deposition 400 times.
I'm a partner in many business ventures that are interesting and fun. I started a billing company in 1980, which I still own. It provides services to 20 clients in states east of the Mississippi. We have 100 employees, half of which are in India.
I was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1946. My family was among the first settlers of Franklin County in the early 1800s. I currently live on the family farm where many of the original settlers are buried.
I'm married to a high school friend and just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We have six children, all of whom are married and we have 17 grandchildren. I do a lot of volunteer work in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have served as a priesthood leader in that organization for more than 30 years. For recreation, I enjoy golf and spending time with my family.
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kiehl has reported no relationships with companies or entities.