Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality

Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-5015

Fax: 513-636-0171


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Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, is professor of Pediatrics and director of Research at the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His work encompasses the application and study of quality improvement methods in a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Dr. Margolis obtained his MD from New York University and his pediatric training at the University of Colorado, where he also served as chief resident in Pediatrics. He subsequently spent three years in the National Health Service Corps in Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA before pursuing a fellowship in clinical epidemiology. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also earned his PhD in Epidemiology. In 1994, Dr. Margolis was named a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar at UNC where he also served on the faculty between 1991 and 2005. In 2006, Dr. Margolis' joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to create a new center focused on Health Care Quality.

Dr. Margolis has worked extensively with the certifying Boards and Specialty Societies to assist them in designing programs that will enable physicians to meet new Maintenance of Certification requirements focused on systems thinking and performance in practice. He also devotes considerable time to teaching quality improvement methods. He is principle investigator of an NIH Roadmap transformative research grant on redesigning systems for chronic illness care.

Education and Training

MD: New York University School of Medicine, 1980.

PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.

Chief Resident: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1983-1984.

Resident: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1980-1983.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1985.


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Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics.  Co-Investigator. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Sep 2007 – Aug 2011.

Transforming Early Childhood Systems. Co-Investigator. Kellogg Foundation. Apr 2009 – Mar 2012.

Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestion & Kidney Disease.  Principal Investigator. Sep 2009 – Augu 2014.