Leon McDougle, MD, MPH
Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., is the 1st African American Professor with tenure in the Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine and he is the 1st Chief Diversity Officer ‘Aka Chief Collaborating Officer’ for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. As a family physician Dr. McDougle has served a mostly older population on the Near Eastside of Columbus since 2001. Dr McDougle has been recognized nationally for clinical excellence as being among the Top 10% of healthcare providers for patient satisfaction and among the Best Doctors in America.
Dr McDougle serves on the OSU Women’s Place Advocates and Allies for Gender Equity Advisory Council. Dr. McDougle’ s research career focuses on eliminating health inequities and increasing diversity of the biomedical and behavioral science workforce. Dr McDougle also served as the 121st President of the National Medical Association (2020-2021), and he is a member of the NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators.