Dear Local Health Department Commissioners,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Clint Koenig, M.D., MA, MSPH, to serve as Medical Director for ODH, beginning Monday, October 30. He has proven experience in the transformation of healthcare delivery in multiple settings, including primary care, multi-specialty clinics, managed care, care coordination and public health.
A Columbus-area resident, Dr. Koenig has served in several leadership roles within managed care organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers and substance use centers and promoting practice transformation. He also has served as a physician surveyor for the National Committee For Quality Assurance, the leading accreditation agency for managed care agencies and patient-centered medical homes.
Dr. Koenig also previously served as State Medical Director for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services where he served as physician liaison and adviser to the Health Commissioner. He also previously served as Associate Residency Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
Dr. Koenig received bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and in history from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY; a medical doctorate degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY; completed his medical internship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland; and completed residency training in family and community medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he also received master’s degrees in public health and in journalism. He is the author of numerous medical publications and reviews.
I want to thank Dr. Mark Hurst, Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for serving as interim Medical Director for ODH since the beginning of this year. His medical guidance has been invaluable, and his commitment to public health deeply appreciated. I also want to thank Dr. MaryKate Francis, who serves as Assistant Medical Director for ODH on a part-time basis and will continue to do so working with Dr. Koenig.
Lance Himes, J.D.