The Ohio State University
Executive Director, Ross Heart Hospital
Chief Operating Officer, Heart and Vascular Center
Came to Ohio State from Duke University
What attracted me to Ohio State? I was excited
by the chance to work with the staff and physicians
of the Ross Heart Hospital and help shape the
future of health care. As an administrator, I use my
background and experience as a nurse to lead our
teams through this dynamic time in health care. Ohio
State is advancing heart and vascular patient care in
many innovative ways and the University’s Davis Heart
and Lung Research Institute is doing some of the most
amazing biomedical research in the country.
How am I advancing personalized health care at Ohio State? One area where Ohio State is leading
personalized health care is in radial catheterization, opening
blocked arteries through the wrist instead of the leg. Ross Heart
Hospital cardiologists were some of the first in the country to adopt a radial-first
approach, which has reduced patient complications and recovery times.
We also recently opened our new radial lounge, which gives these patients a
more comfortable setting for recovery.
But for Ohio State... central Ohio would not be
driving the future of health care. Personalized
health care will ultimately reduce costs and
improve outcomes, and Ohio State is leading
Ohio State’s reputation for excellence is drawing world-class talent to Columbus. We have attracted more than 215 experts in 2 years, and 87 percent of central Ohio’s Best Doctors are Ohio State faculty. Through their skill and dedication, we are delivering on our promise to improve people’s lives, and giving central Ohioans access to the very best care.