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Tina Cheng Named One of Nation’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare

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Tina Cheng, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, chair of Pediatrics and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, has been named one of America’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by the trade publication Modern Healthcare.

The Modern Healthcare program honors licensed clinicians in executive roles who are deemed by their peers and the publication’s senior editors to be paving the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service and achievements inside and outside of their respective organizations. Those honored were selected based on actions taken in the past year to help the organization achieve or exceed financial, operational and clinical goals, and the measurable results that were recorded. Also considered were examples of how those honored have improved community health, addressed sector-wide challenges and otherwise influenced the healthcare industry at the local or national level.

Modern Healthcare noted that Cheng recently led the launch of the Cincinnati Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health Institute, which coordinates the organization’s many initiatives and programs to help address the pediatric mental health crisis.

As chief medical officer, Cheng is responsible for clinical services, which includes over 1.7 million patient encounters annually. As director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, which received more than $300 million in research grants and contracts in fiscal 2023, she oversees nearly 500 researchers and more than 5,000 research staff. As chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she oversees more than 1,000 faculty and medical staff.

Read the full announcement here.