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James Ebert, MD, MBA, MPH


The Pediatric Lipid Clinic at Dayton Children’s provides treatment plans for children with lipid disorders including: high cholesterol, high triglycerides, insulin resistance syndrome and diseases or disorders of obesity.

The lipid clinic team includes pediatricians, nurses and dietitians with additional training in management of lipid disorders and obesity.

education and training

  • medical school: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • fellowship: Adolescent medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • board certification:
    • Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Public Health

publications and presentations


  • Khalil N, Chen A, Lee M, Czerwinski SA, Ebert JR, DeWitt JC, Kannan K. Association of perfuoroalkyl substance, bone mineral density, and osteoporosis in the U.S. population in NHANES 2009-2010. Environ Health Perspect. 2016;124(1):81-7. PMC4710590
  • Lee M, Ebert JR, Kadakia MP, Zhang J, Czerwinski SA. Inverse associations between cardiometabolic risk factors and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in obese American children and adolescents. Am J Hum Bio. 2016;28(5):736-42. PMID:27135761
  • Khalil, N., Ebert, J.R., Wang, L., Belcher, S, Lee, M., Czerwinski,S.As, Kannan, K. (2014) Bisphenol A and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Obese Children, Science of the Total Environment, 470-471C (2014), pp 726-732, DOI : 10.1016/ j.sciotenv.2013.09.088
  • Sabato LK, Khalil N, Lee M, EbertJR. (abstract) – Prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in young obese children. Pediatr Diabetes. 2011;11(suppl 15):66
  • Ebert J, The Female Athlete, Chapter 17 in Hillard P, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2012
  • Ebert JR, Lee M, Czerwinski SA. (abstract, published online June 2011) Markers for oxidative stress in obese children. Abstract Number 56-LB, American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, June 2011
  • Ebert JR, LeeM, Czerwinski SA. LDL-c, LDL-p, and Oxidized LDL in overweight children. (abstract) – J Clin Lipidol. 2011;5(3):233
  • Orlowski M, Ebert J, Pickoff A. Cardiovascular Health Promotion – Physical Fitness in the School Setting. In Berenson G. (ed) Evolution of Cardio-Metabolic Risk from Birth to Middle Age – The Bogalusa Heart Study; 2011,185-198
  • Crites G, Ebert J, Schuster R. Beyond the Dual Degree: Development of a Five Year Program in Leadership for Medical Undergraduates: Academic Medicine, 2008; 83:52-58
  • Ebert J. Back, Hip, and Knee Disorders. In: Slap GB (ed). Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier 2008, 117-131
  • Ebert J. AAMC Report VIII – Contemporary Issues in Medicine: The Prevention and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity; included under “Examples of Innovation”, 2007, pp. 10-14
  • Ebert J. “Hepatitis B and YOU”. 1995 (Distributed by American Academy of Pediatrics)


  • “Metabolic Issues in Obese Children Treated with Antipsychotics” – presented to child psych fellows (June 3rd, 2016)
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles” – presented at WSU BSOM Faculty Leadership Academy, (May 13th, 2016)
  • “Pediatrics Obesity – Clinical Correlations” – presented at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Spgfl, OH (April 19, 2016)
  • “Leadership Styles in Clinical and Teaching Settings” – presented to WSU chief residents (May 13th, 2015)
  • “Metabolic Issues in Obese Children Treated with Antipsychotics” – presented to child psych fellows May 30th, 2014
  • “Motivational Interviewing in a Clinical Setting” – training of physicians and nurses; Atrium Hospital, Middletown, Ohio (August 17th, 2013)
  • “Motivational Interviewing in a Clinical Setting” – training of pediatricians and family medicine physicians; Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sydney, Ohio (June 23rd, 2012)
  • “Motivational Interviewing in a Clinical Setting” – training of provider, nursing, and ancillary staff of Federally Qualified Health Centers, presented at Drew Center, Dayton Ohio (December 9th, 2011)
  • “Markers for Oxidative Stress in Obese Children” – poster presented at American Diabetes Association annual meeting, (June 24th, 2011)
  • “LDL-c, LDL-p, and Oxidized-LDL in Overweight Children “ – poster presented at National Lipid Association, annual meeting, New York, (May 20th, 2011)
  • “The Art and Science of Quality Improvement” – workshop co-presented at Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, (April 10th, 2010)
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles” – presented at WSU BSOM Faculty Leadership Academy, (November 17th, 2009)
  • “Public Health Practice Placements for Mid-Career MPH Degree Candidates” – slide presentation by invitation at Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) technical assistance workshop at American Public Health Association national meeting, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; (November 7th, 2009)
  • “Anthropometric Parameters of a Population of Uninsured and Underinsured Persons” – poster presentation at Annual Meeting of Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) Kingsport, Tennessee; (October 23rd, 2009)
  • “Using Web-Based Resources to Improve Nutrition and Activity in Teens” – Society for Adolescent Medicine national meeting, Los Angeles, California; (March 26th, 2009)
  • Children’s Health in the Miami Valley” – Summit on Public Health: Improving Healthy Lifestyles in the Miami Valley; Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio; (March 11th, 2009)
  • “Childhood Obesity” – lecture for Caresource, Dayton, Ohio; (December 12th, 2008)
  • “Childhood Metabolic Syndrome” – workshop session at Annual Meeting of Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) Baltimore, Maryland, (September 25th, 2008)
  • “Workshop on Childhood Obesity” – presented at WSUBSOM program Future Health Conference, Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College; (February 20th, 2008)
  • “Childhood Obesity” – Presented at WSUBSOM program “Eating Ourselves Sick – the Health and Economic Challenges of Obesity”, Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College; (February 21th, 2007)
  • “Leadership Curriculum in MD/MPH Programs” – Panel presentation at AAMC Conference of the MD-MPH Education Community, Washington DC; (June 27-28th, 2005)
  • Medical Team Management” – lecture on the role of human factors in the role of improving teamwork and communications to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors, WPMC; (April 11th, 2002)
  • “Changing the Culture – An Essential Part of Improving Error and Occurrence Reporting” – WSUBSOM program “Quality in Healthcare – It’s More than Trying Harder”; Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College; (Nov 14th, 2001)
  • “Changing the Culture – An Essential Part of Improving Error and Occurrence Reporting” – Ohio Hospital Association seminar on patient safety, (May 16th, 2001)

grand rounds

  • Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio
    • Prevention and Intervention of Childhood Overweight and Obesity (March 2014)
    • Dyslipidemias and Insulin Resistance in Children (March 2011)
    • Management of Dyslipidemias in Children and Adolescents, (June 2009)
    • Triglycerides in Children and Adolescents, (March 2007)
    • Controversial Medications in Adolescent Medicine, (February 2005)
    • Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care, (June 1990)
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Teens, (May 1988)
  • Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia, Ohio
    • Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence, (August 2006)
  • Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
    • Testicular Issues in Adolescent Males, (March 1996)
  • University of West Virginia, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
    • Sports Medicine Issues in Pediatrics, (December 1993)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Ohio
    • Common Problems in Adolescent Sports Medicine, (September 1992)

awards, honors and organizations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha - medical honor society
  • Delta Omega – public health honor society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • National Lipid Association
  • Governing board, American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  • Board of Directors, Association for Prevention, Teaching, and Research
  • Board of Directors, National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Health
  • Chair, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I really enjoy working in an environment that provides care for children and teens.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

it is big enough to provide nearly all medical needs for kids, yet not so large that it becomes impersonal.

Dayton Children's is special because...

kids come first.

ratings and reviews

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Explained things in a way we could understand and we know what goals we need to work towards.

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Dr Ebert was great as always, but whoever the nurse was, was our best experience with a nurse at Childrens ever & we have had a lot of good nurses. My daughter has extreme anxiety and PTSD especially in hospitals, and the nurse somehow made her feel comfortable, which has never happened. Even my daughter mentioned how she loved that she was a real person and wished all doctors and nurses could be like her. Please give her a big shout out and thank you!

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Seems knowledgeable, always professional, patient, and caring.

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Thank you for your help