National Medical Association Professional Development Series

Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. McDougle, is the 1st African American Professor with tenure in The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine and he’s the 1st Chief Diversity Officer ‘Aka Chief Collaborating Officer’ for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. A graduate of the University of Toledo and OSU College of Medicine, he completed the family medicine residency at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy.

Dr. McDougle has been recognized as being among the top 10 percent of physicians nationally for patient satisfaction. He has been a member of the National Medical Association since completion of family medicine residency training in 1992. Other highlights include service as Chair of the NMA Aerospace, Military and Occupation Health section, Chair of the Committee on Administrative and Financial Affairs (CAFA) and election to serve as Treasurer and President-elect.

Dr. McDougle is a past Chair for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion. He has provided service for the AAMC as faculty for the Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar, and Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar. In addition, he directs several workforce diversity programs including the MEDPATH Postbaccalaureate Program.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. McDougle is a member of the Rhema Christian Center. He is a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. A native of Sandusky, Ohio, Leon and his wife, Natasha Jones-McDougle, M.Ed. are the proud parents of Peri and Autumn.