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Donald W. Rucker, MD

Adjunct Professor

College of Medicine, ​Department of Biomedical Informatics

office: McCampbell Hall North, Room 509
phone: (614) 366-8767
fax: (614) 366-3463
email: donald.rucker@osumc.edu

For scheduling requests, please contact: Judy Harris.

mailing address:

509 McCampbell Hall North
1581 Dodd Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210​

Dr. Rucker is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with Board Certifications in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He holds a Master degree in Medical Computer Science and an MBA, both from Stanford University. Dr. Rucker has practiced emergency medicine at Kaiser in California; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was the first full-time Emergency Department attending; and, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Presbyterian and Pennsylvania Hospitals. Dr. Rucker has also worked extensively in corporate settings, building and bringing products to market. At Datamedic Corporation, he co-developed the world’s first Microsoft Windows-based electronic medical record. He came to OSUMC from Siemens Healthcare USA, where he served as Chief Medical Officer for 13 years. Dr. Rucker led the team that designed the computerized physician order entry workflow that, as installed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, won the 2003 HIMSS Nicholas Davies Award for the best hospital computer system in the US. He recently served terms on the Board of Commissioners of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology and Medicare’s Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and has extensive healthcare policy experience representing healthcare innovations before Congress, CMS, AHRQ, OMB, MedPAC, ONC, and MEDCAC.​​​​​​