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Steve Allen, MD, MBA


Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr. Steve Allen has been CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital since July 2006.  Dr. Allen is credited with leading the organization’s prominence as a national and international leader in pediatric healthcare and research.  With more than 1 million patient visits each year, Nationwide Children’s is a global healthcare destination with children referred for treatment from all 50 states and more than 34 nations worldwide.  The hospital’s outstanding medical staff is recognized for excellence in a wide range of clinical specialties and research discoveries made at Nationwide Children’s that are being shared to improve care for children everywhere. 

Nationwide Children’s is consistently commended by many sources including US News and World Report that has repeatedly named the hospital to their Honor Roll as one of the ten best children’s hospitals in America.

Prior to coming to Columbus, Steve was a physician, scientist, teacher and executive in the Texas Medical Center in Houston for 24 years.  He has published over 100 articles and more than 20 book chapters on a variety of medical topics.  He is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and awarded an MBA.  He serves on a number of community boards, as well as the Children’s Hospital Association board.  He is married to Dr. Jamie Allen and has five children.

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