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Media Contacts

UC Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications is committed to serving the needs and interests of the media. We are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have a media inquiry or would like to arrange an interview with one our health experts, please contact the appropriate public information officer below, call our general office number at 513-558-4553, or email us at

Consumers can learn more about Academic Health Center physicians and clinical services by calling University of Cincinnati Physicians at 513-475-8263 in Clifton and 513-475-8000 in West Chester, or by visiting

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Academic Health Center Media Contacts:

Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President
Phone: 513-558-0448
Cell Phone: 513-237-0005
Beat/Focus: Academic Health Center, Academic Health Center history, College of Medicine Office of Research, University Health Services, Biomedical Informatics.

Katie Pence, Assistant Director
Phone: 513-558-4561
Beat/Focus: Cincinnati Cancer Consortium, UC Cancer Institute, Cancer and Cell Biology, Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology Division (Environmental Health), Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery. **Cancer-focused faculty within other colleges/departments.

Angela Koenig, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4625
Cell Phone: 513-368-5801
Beat/Focus: James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division (including diabetes/bone centers and obesity research), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine and Health. Publications: Dean's List, College of Pharmacy Alumni Newsletter.

Cedric Ricks, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4657
Cell Phone: 260-415-8554
Beat/Focus: UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, College of Medicine Education and Student Affairs/Admissions, Diversity, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Digestive Diseases, General Internal Medicine, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Publications: Internal View Editor.

Bill Bangert, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4519
Cell Phone: 513-917-5610
Beat/Focus: College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Medicine, Institute for Military Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Hoxworth (Research). Publications: E-Health News Daily, Building and Construction Updates.

Alison Sampson, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4559
Cell Phone: 513-240-7011
Beat/Focus: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Environmental Health, Masters of Public Health, Office Editor. Publications: Cincinnati Medicine

Kelly Martin, Senior Director, Internal & External Relations, UC Health
Phone: 513-585-5411
Beat/Focus: UC Health Leadership and Organizational Updates, UC Health Patient Condition Requests.

Amanda Nageleisen, Director of Media Relations, UC Health
Phone: 513-585-8885
Beat/Focus: Obstetrics/Gynecology (excluding gynecologic oncology), Surgery (excluding oncology), Transplant Surgery, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Burn Surgery), Urology, Vascular Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care, Otolaryngology (ENT), UC Health Patient Condition Requests.