A photo of John Morehous.

Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care

Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


I am a pediatrician who provides general primary care to children. I serve as the Community Health Services Network's medical director for the community-based primary care practices of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

My goal is to help families raise children to be successful adults who are healthy, joyful and able to have meaningful relationships. To do this, I work to develop partnerships with my patients’ families.

I became a pediatrician thanks to my interest in science and a desire to work with children. I knew this was the career for me after working as a camp counselor for children with cancer.

After residency, I spent seven years working in a practice in rural Alabama, before deciding to return to Cincinnati Children’s to further pursue my interest in quality improvement. My colleagues and I want to understand systems of care to help practices deliver care more reliably and effectively for all patients — especially those with special healthcare needs.

During my free time, I enjoy running, spending time with my family, baking bread and taking trips to Canada.

Clinical Interests

Quality improvement for primary care pediatrics

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics, Primary Care

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.

My Publications

Selected Publication

A Framework to Measure and Improve Well-Being in Primary Care. Brown, CM; Samaan, ZM; Mansour, ME; Glance, A; Morehous, JF; Taylor, S; Hawke, J; Kahn, RS. Pediatrics. 2020; 145:e20191531-e20191531.

Transformation of a Pediatric Primary Care Waiting Room: Creating a Bridge to Community Resources. Henize, AW; Beck, AF; Klein, MD; Morehous, J; Kahn, RS. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2018; 22:779-785.

Implementation of a Preventive Services Bundle in Academic Pediatric Primary Care Centers. Samaan, ZM; Brown, CM; Morehous, J; Perkins, AA; Kahn, RS; Mansour, ME. Pediatrics. 2016; 137:e20143136-e20143136.

Walk-in Model for Ill Care in an Urban Academic Pediatric Clinic. Warrick, S; Morehous, J; Samaan, ZM; Mansour, M; Huentelman, T; Schoettker, PJ; Iyer, S. Academic Pediatrics. 2018; 18:281-288.