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Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD

Position: Professor and University Chairman at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD

Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, is Professor and University Chairman of the Departments of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and Physician-in-Chief of The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

Dr. Ozuah has been on the faculty of the department of pediatrics at Einstein/Montefiore since 1989 and previously served as Director of the Residency Training Program in Social Pediatrics as well as Vice Chairman for Clinical and Educational Affairs.

Dr. Ozuah's research has been focused on environmental exposures, obesity, and medical education, and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and many private foundations. His bibliography includes more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, 200 published abstracts, and more than 250 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Academic Pediatrics and has been appointed to several NIH Special Emphasis Panels on Education. The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) recognized him in 2004 with its Outstanding Teaching Award as well as the Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education. He was also the recipient of the APA’s Helfer Award in 2003.

Dr. Ozuah's background includes a Medical Degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served his Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore, and his Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles.