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Kotagal Receives Procter Medallion

Uma Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, whose career in quality improvement science has influenced medical care across the U.S. and in many other nations, has become the first woman to receive the William Cooper Procter Medallion—the highest honor bestowed by Cincinnati Children’s.

Kotagal, currently Senior Executive Leader of Population and Community Health, has been with Cincinnati Children’s since 1975. She began as a postdoc in neonatal physiology. Over the years, she rose to Director of Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness, and in 2010 became the first Executive Director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence.

Kotagal has earned several prestigious awards during her career, including being elected to the Institute of Medicine—one of the highest honors in healthcare. She received the Daniel Drake Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has been recognized as one of Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women, and was named a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement.