Dr. Steve Allen has been CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital since July 2006. Dr. Allen is credited to driving the hospital’s national prominence resulting in recognition as one of the best children’s hospitals by both U.S. News and World Report and Parent magazine. Prior to coming to Columbus, Steve was a physician, scientist, teacher and executive in the Texas Medical Center in Houston for 24 years. He has published almost 100 articles and more than 20 book chapters on a variety of medical topics. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and awarded an MBA. He serves on a number of community boards, as well as the Children’s Hospital Association board. He is married to Dr. Jamie Allen and has five children.