Cincinnati Children's Alumni Association Board

Tom DeWitt

Tom DeWitt, MD, FAAP

Board Position: Chair

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Professor
Email: tom.dewitt@cchmc.org
Board member since 2016

What is the best advice that you have received?

Best advice I ever received was never make important decisions or write emails when upset and "in the basement"

 

William Hardie

William Hardie, MD

Board Position: Vice Chair

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Professor
Email: william.hardie@cchmc.org
Board member since 2016

What is a fun fact about you?

Attended Vanderbilt medical school then residency, fellowship and faculty at CCHMC beginning in 1990 and have not left!

 

Charles H. Deitschel Jr.

Charles H. Deitschel Jr. MD FAAP

Board Position: Past Chair

Retired Community Pediatrician

Email: chdeitschel@gmail.com
Board member since 2016

Why are you involved in the Alumni Association?

I was one of the Founders and its first President

 

Brad Sobolewski

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd

Board Position: Communications Chair

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Director Pediatric Residency Program
Email: brad.sobolewski@cchmc.org
Board member since 2018

What is your favorite activity/hobby?

Video editing and production, podcasting

 

Mark McGovern

Mark McGovern, MD

Board Position: Program Chair

Price Hill Free Clinic of Good Samaritan Hospital

Email: doctormark@fuse.net
Board member since 2016

Why are you involved in the Alumni Association??

I am involved with the CCAA for the fun of it. I enjoy working with others.

 

O. N. Ray Bignall II

O. N. Ray Bignall II, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Director, Kidney Health Advocacy and Community Engagement
Email: ray.bignall@nationwidechildrens.org
Board member since 2016

What is your favorite activity/hobby?

Flying as a licensed private pilot.

 

John Brewington

Lesley Breech, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Division Director
Board member since 2021

 

 

John Brewington

John Brewington, MD, MS

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Attending Physican
Email: john.brewington@cchmc.org
Board member since 2021

Why are you involved in the Alumni Association?

Like many, I came to Cincinnati for pediatric residency with no family ties and no knowledge of the city.  Since arriving, I have found an incredible family of peers and enjoyed many of the best years of my life.  Being a part of the Alumni Association allows me to keep up with that family and help others do the same! 

 

Kamali Bouvay

Kamali Bouvay, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Board member since 2018

 

John Brewington

Rich Falcone, MD, MPH, MMM

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Surgery

Vice President, Perioperative Operations
Email: richard.falcone@cchmc.org
Board member since 2021

Why are you involved in the Alumni Association?

I have learned so much from colleagues and friends over 20 plus years I have been at Cincinnati Children's and connecting with Alumni is so important to continuing those relationships.

 

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell, MD

Board Position: MEC History Committee Representative

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Attending Physican, Gastroenterolgy
Email: michael.farrell@cchmc.org
Board member since 2016

What is a fun fact about you?

We came here in 1974 to complete a two year resdiency after my military service. 47 years later, still here . .

 

Javier Gonzalez del Rey

Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd

Board Position: Latin America Chapter Chair

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Associate Chair for Education - Associate DIO
Board member since 2018

What is your favorite activity/hobby?

Sailing & Wines from Spain!!

 

R. Scott Hunter

R. Scott Hunter, MD

Retired Community Pediatrician

Email: wsphunter@hotmail.com
Board member since 2017

What is your favorite activity/hobby?

I am fortunate to be able to provide "daycare" four days a week for my grandchildren, and play in two tennis leagues weekly.

 

Benjamin Kinnear, MD, MEd

Benjamin Kinnear, MD, MEd

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor
Email: benjamin.kinnear@cchmc.org
Board member since 2018

What is your favorite memory about Cincinnati Children’s Hospital?

Morning reports during my intern year. I learned so much and always looked forward to the coffee.

 

Melissa Klein, MD, MEd

Melissa Klein, MD, MEd

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics
Email: melissa.klein@cchmc.org
Board member since 2016

What is your favorite activity/hobby?

I spend my non-work time enjoying time with my family. With four children involved in a variety of sports and activities, I spend a lot of time watching all sorts of sporting activities.

 

Charles Myer IV, MD

Charles Myer IV, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Assistant Professor
Email: charlie.myer@cchmc.org
Board member since 2018

 

Vanessa A. Olbrecht, MD, MBA

Vanessa A. Olbrecht, MD, MBA

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Division of Anesthesia

Vice Chair of Quality Improvement and Development
Email: vanessa.olbrecht@nationwidechildrens.org
Board member since 2018

What is a fun fact about you?

I am trilingual!

 

John Brewington

Colin J. Orr, MD, MPH

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Pediatrics

Assistant Professor
Email: colin_orr@med.unc.edu
Board member since 2021

What is your favorite activity/hobby?

My favorite activity is playing and watching tennis.  Going to the Australia Open is a dream of mine. 

 

Denise M. Warrick

Denise M. Warrick, MD, FAAP

TriHeath
Pediatrics

Associate Medical Director
Email: denise.warrick@cchmc.org
Board member since 2016

Why are you involved in the Alumni Association?

My time during residency at CCHMC was an incredible experience which created many life-long bonds with peers, teachers and mentors. I was lucky to share this time with some of my best friends who I'm now proud to call my colleagues. I enjoy talking with and getting together with other alumnae and reminiscing about many wonderful memories of our times during residency.

 

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Moritz Ziegler, MD

Retired

Board member since 2016

 

Kira Zimmerly, MD

Kira Zimmerly, MD

TriHealth
Pediatrics

Board member since 2018

 

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