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Cincinnati Children’s Gets Its First Chief Research Informatics Officer

Philip Hagedorn, MD, MBI, FAAP, has been named Chief Research Informatics Officer at Cincinnati Children’s, following a national search.

The CRIO position is new to Cincinnati Children’s. It was identified as a strategic priority through our Pursuing Our Potential Together work. The position will report to Marianne James, CIO and senior vice president of Information Services, with a dotted line to Tracy Glauser, MD, associate director of the Research Foundation.

Hagedorn is a faculty member in the Division of Hospital Medicine and has served in several leadership roles within the division. He is associate Chief Medical Information Officer and program director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship program. He also co-chairs the Enterprise Data Governance Council. 

Hagedorn received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University. He completed his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s, including an additional year as Chief Resident, and earned his Master’s in Clinical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University.

“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to serve in this new role at Cincinnati Children’s,” he said. “I love this institution and know it presents a unique opportunity to partner across the spectrum, from discovery to care delivery, and to strategize holistically about the data, tools and technology we bring to bear for our work on behalf of child health. The sky is the limit as to when and where we can accomplish this, meaning that we’ll be able to nimbly translate new knowledge into care for patients and communities.”

James and Glauser are equally pleased with his appointment.

Said James, “Throughout our national search, we focused on finding a leader with both a passion for and a commitment to Cincinnati Children’s. We looked for a leader who would help drive the execution of our strategic goals and enthusiastically embrace the opportunities to deliver on our mission.”

Added Glauser, “Dr. Hagedorn’s deep understanding of our research needs, coupled with his collaborative nature, excellent leadership and communication skills, and outstanding problem-solving ability, will maximize our basic, clinical, and translational research across the institution.”

Hagedorn will transition to his new role by early February.