Executive Leadership

James Rocco, MD, PhD

James Rocco, MD, PhD

Interim Dean, College of Medicine
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

A leading national authority on tumor heterogeneity, biomarkers of response and targeted therapies for head and neck cancers, Dr. Rocco was recruited to Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in 2015 to serve as director of the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, medical director of the Head and Neck Service Line and director of the Head and Neck Disease Specific Research Group. He holds the Mary E. and John W. Alford Cancer Chair of Research in Head and Neck Cancer. In 2017, Dr. Rocco was named chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Ohio State.

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Quinn Capers IV, MD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Quinn Capers is an interventional cardiologist, professor of Internal Medicine and vice dean for Faculty Affairs in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has trained more than 1,000 physicians and healthcare providers in strategies to reduce implicit bias, and he speaks widely on the topic of implicit racial and gender bias in medicine and health care.

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Daniel Clinchot, MD

Vice Dean for Education

Dr. Clinchot oversees undergraduate and undergraduate medical education, continuing medical education and graduate and research education. He is regularly invited to speak on medical education innovations at professional conferences throughout the country.

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L. Arick Forrest, MD

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs

Considered an international expert in voice and swallowing disorders, Dr. Forrest is vice dean of Clinical Affairs for The Ohio State University College of Medicine, medical director of Ambulatory Services for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and president of The Ohio State University Physicians, Inc.

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Deborah Nichols Larsen, PhD, FAPTA, FASAHP

Associate Dean, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Larsen has a secondary educational scholarship and training focus on preparing professional students to work as interdisciplinary teams to provide healthcare services to at risk populations, living in poverty. This work is currently funded through the Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, for which she is the principal investigator for The Ohio State University, and is supporting training opportunities for professional students across the health sciences to facilitate team-based care for under-served populations.

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Peter Mohler, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
Vice Dean for Research

Mohler has received multiple awards, including being named a Pew Scholar, a Kavli Scholar of the National Academy of Sciences and an Outstanding Investigator of the American Heart Association. In 2015 he received the inaugural College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award. He serves on the Program Project Grant (PO1) Parent committee for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Mohler was named an inaugural NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Outstanding Investigator, one of only seven awardees in the cardiovascular sciences in the nation to ever receive this award.

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Associate Deans of Research

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Rebecca Jackson, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical Translational Research

Associate Deans and Leaders of Education

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Jennifer McCallister, MD

Associate Dean for Medical Education

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Joanne Lynn, MD

Associate Dean for Student Life

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Leon McDougle, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer, Wexner Medical Center

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Scott Holliday, MD

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

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Jeffrey Parvin, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Education

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Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Research Education

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Demicha Rankin, MD

Associate Dean for Admissions

Associate Deans and Leaders of Academic Affairs

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Tatiana Oberyszyn, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Phillip Binkley, MD

Center for FAME, Director

Department Chairs

Department Chairs

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Centers, Institutes, Programs - Office of Health Sciences

Administrative Leadership

Ryan Goerlitz
Associate Vice President of Finance, College of Medicine and OSU Physicians, Inc.

Wal Ozello
Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, College of Medicine

Andrea Gintert
Associate Director, Human Resources, College of Medicine

Annelle Anderson
Associate director, Faculty Recruitment