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June 19, 2024
Welcome, Medical Directors!

Partners For Kids is pleased to welcome three, new medical directors who have joined our service line teams. They will provide leadership and clinical expertise to their respective teams to improve health outcomes for children on Ohio Medicaid. Please join us in welcoming them to Partners For Kids! 

Alexander (Alex) T. Rakowsky, MD is a pediatric primary care physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he has served in various roles as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) chair, pediatric residency associate program director and primary care physician at the Olentangy Resident Clinic. Dr. Rakowsky has a passion for advocacy and improving the lives of our patients, with focuses on literacy development, food insecurity and immigrant health. Dr. Rakowsky will be co-leading the efforts of the Healthy Children service line at Partners For Kids that focuses on increasing pediatric preventative care. 

Rajitha D. Venkatesh, MD, MPH is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Eosinophilic GI Disorders Program. Her interests include innovation in clinical care, including trans-nasal endoscopy for eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Venkatesh has an interest in population health, specifically to address health care disparities, improve access to care and improve clinical outcomes, through telemedicine and remote patient monitoring. Dr. Venkatesh will be co-leading the efforts of the Chronic Conditions service line at Partners For Kids that focuses on preventing complications in pediatric patients who are diagnosed with long-term medical conditions.  

Courtney Brown, MD is a pediatric primary care physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Westerville Primary Care location. Dr. Brown has advanced training in quality improvement (QI) and clinical research, which she uses to ensure her patients get highvalue, innovative care. Dr. Brown’s interests include population health, healthy equity and preventative care. Dr. Brown will be co-leading the efforts of the Women and Infants service line at Partners For Kids that focuses on decreasing infant mortality. 

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