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10/1/15news article

Dayton Children’s welcomes familiar face to the Board of Trustees

John C. Duby, MD, joins the Dayton Children’s Board of Trustees, as the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Along with the 15 other board members, he will be responsible for the governance, administration and operations at Dayton Children’s.

Dr. Duby is a familiar face for many at Dayton Children’s. From 1990 to 2000, he served in several roles at the hospital, including medical director of child development, medical director of rehabilitative services and medical director for children at the Stillwater Center in Dayton, in addition to his role as clinical professor at Wright State.

“We couldn’t be happier to reunite with Dr. Duby,” says Debbie Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children's. “We know that he will bring a wise and unique perspective to our team, and help us grow in our mission to be that great children’s hospital close to home that our children deserve.”

Dr. Duby returns to Dayton from the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where he served as professor of pediatrics since 2008 and professor of clinical pediatrics from 2000 to 2008. While at NEOMED, he also held several positions at Akron Children’s Hospital, including director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, medical director of Rehabilitative Services and the Family Child Learning Center and director of education at the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.

For the past decade, Dr. Duby has conducted research at the interface between developmental-behavioral pediatrics and primary care, with particular emphasis on the use of quality improvement science to support primary care practices in enhancing care for children with emotional, developmental and behavioral issues.

Since 2012 he has served as medical director for the Building Mental Wellness Learning Collaborative of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This quality improvement project is working with 50 primary care practices to enhance the practice culture, clinical skills and integrated care for children and families affected by emotional, developmental and behavioral issues. It is funded with $1.315 million in support from the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, the Ohio Department of Health and MEDTAPP (Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program), a university/Medicaid research partnership to support the efficient and effective administration of the Medicaid program.

“We welcome Dr. Duby back to Wright State,” said Margaret Dunn, MD, dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine. “His academic experience, combined with his research into ways to improve care for children with emotional, developmental and behavioral issues, make him the perfect choice to lead our Department of Pediatrics.”

Dr. Duby earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston.

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