A photo of Thomas DeWitt.

Designated Institutional Official; Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee

Co-Director, Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Education Center

Attending Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



My Biography & Research


Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP, is a professor of Pediatrics, Designated Institutional Official and chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and associate chair for education in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has served as president of the Academic Pediatric Association and chair of both the American Academy of Pediatrics Steering Committee of the Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network and Committee on Pediatric Education.

Dr. DeWitt has served as a member of the United States Preventative Services Task Force, chairing their methodology workgroup, and the ACGME Transition Year and Pediatric Residencies Review Committees. He is the chair of the Reach Out and Read National Advisory Board. He has pursued innovative and effective approaches to graduate education, including an innovative online Masters in Medical Education program. With over ninety-five peer reviewed publications and senior editor of two general pediatric textbooks, he is nationally and internationally known for his publications and presentations in the areas of faculty development and community-based education and research. His more recent research activity has been in the area of early literacy and reading and brain development.

Clinical Interests

Generalist pediatrics

Research Interests

Early literacy and reading; medical education

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Primary Care Offices, General and Community Pediatrics, General and Community Pediatrics

My Education

MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.

Residency: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

Chief Resident: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.

My Publications

Hutton JS, Phelan K, DeWitt TG, Horowitz-Kraus T, Altaye M, Dudley J, Holland, SK. Shared Reading Quality and Brain Activation During Story Listening in Preschool-Age Children. Journal of Pediatrics. Dec 2017;191:204-211.e201.

Harper R, Alaee L, Spaulding JR, DeWitt TG, Klein M. Online Master of Education Program: Academic Outcomes. J Pediatr. 2017;189:3-4.

Klein MD, Khurana Hershey GK, Devarajan P, Muglia LJ, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Jill Loch J, Hostetter MK, Strauss AW, DeWitt TG. Enhancing Pediatric Fellows’ Research Training: Development of an Office of Pediatric Clinical Fellowships. Journal of Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;167(3):506-507.

Hutton JS, Horowitz-Kraus T, Mendelsohn AL, DeWitt TG, Holland SK, C-MIND Authorship Consortium. Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories. Pediatrics. 2015 Sept;136(3):466-78.

Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. J of Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3):440-441.

Castillo J, Castillo H, Ayoub-Rodriguez L, Jennings JE, Jones K, Oliver S, Schubert CJ, DeWitt, T. The Resident Decision-Making Process in Global Health Education: Appraising Factors Influencing Participation. Clin Pediatr. 2012 May;51(5):462-267.

Grossman DC, Moyer VA, Melnyk BM, Chou R, DeWitt TG. The Anatomy of the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation: lipid screening for children and adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Mar:165(3):205-210.

DeWitt TG, Cheng TL. The Role of Title VII Funding In Academic General Pediatrics Fellowships And Leadership. Academic Medicine. 2008:83(11):1103-06.

DeWitt TG. The Application of Social and Adult Learning Theory to Training in Community Pediatrics, Social Justice and Child Advocacy. Pediatrics. 2003;112(3):755-757.

DeWitt TG. Faculty Development for Community Practitioners. Pediatrics. 1996;98(6):1273-1276.