Dr. Olivia W. Thomas, Chief Diversity & Health Equity Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Thomas received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky and her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Creighton University Medical School, Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her residency at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, in the Department of Pediatrics.
She served as the Chief of the Division and Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the past 20 years, before assuming her new position in D&I and Health Equity in January, 2018. Her area of interest continues to be access to quality, comprehensive and equitable health care for all children. Dr. Thomas has given many years of service as a board member on both national health organizations and community agencies.