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Health Talks: Early lessons shape leadership approach of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s new CEO

John J. Warner, MD, thinks of health care as an ecosystem. And, like all ecosystems, nurturing the individual parts benefits the whole. That begins by putting the patient and their families at the center of decision making. And it continues with nurturing the research that will lead to improvements in medicine and fostering the next generation of health care professionals who’ll deliver that care.

As the new chief executive officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president at The Ohio State University, Dr. Warner is bringing decades of leadership from a lifelong career at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to the Buckeye state.

Read about Dr. Warner and the ‘big opportunity’ he sees at Ohio State

In this video, he describes the early influences that shaped his career in medicine and his relationship-based approach to leadership, one that often involves getting out from behind the desk and out of the boardroom to talk with colleagues and stakeholders to develop solutions together.

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