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Publish Date: 04/04/14
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Hostetter Named Chair of Pediatrics

Margaret "Peggy” Hostetter, MD, has been selected to serve as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine, chief medical officer of Cincinnati Children’s, and director, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.

Upon approval by the UC Board of Trustees, Hostetter will serve as the eighth B.K. Rachford Memorial Chair in Pediatrics. Her appointment concludes a national search launched in 2013 and led by Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, and Lori Stark, PhD.

Hostetter joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2010 as the Albert B. Sabin Professor and director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s, she served as Jean McLean Wallace Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and physician-in-chief at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. 

Hostetter is a Toledo, Ohio, native, a graduate of Denison University and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is the proud mother of two children, Mayme Kendrick Hostetter and John Heard Hostetter.  

In a memo to faculty and staff, Dean of the College of Medicine Thomas Boat, MD, wrote, "we are confident that Dr. Hostetter possesses the leadership, intellect and vision to help Cincinnati Children’s continue to develop as a world-class clinical care, teaching and research institution. As our partner, and yours, we know she will help us shape the future of child health through innovative models of care and research that span discovery, clinical and translational outcomes, as well as health services.” 

Hostetter will officially begin her role on July 1, assuming the position from Arnold Strauss, MD, who has led the department of pediatrics since 2007. Strauss will remain with Cincinnati Children’s and will continue to serve in a strategic and programmatic role.  

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