A photo of Jerod Rone.

Medical Director, Kettering Medical Center NICU

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


I am a pediatrician who specializes in caring for full-term and pre-term newborns. I treat babies in the newborn nurseries, special care nurseries and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the Kettering Health Network. I serve as the medical director of the Kettering Medical Center NICU.

Early in my medical school education, I was drawn to caring for the most vulnerable patients. One of my attending neonatologists, Dr. Jeffrey Loughead, emphasized quality, evidence-based care. He greatly influenced my decision to become a pediatrician.

My care philosophy embraces a family-centered, evidence-based approach. The entire team practicing within the Kettering Health Network and Cincinnati Children’s believes in this model.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy home improvement projects. I recently started a container garden.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neonatology, Perinatal

My Education

MD: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 1991.

Residency: Pediatrics, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton Children’s Medical Center, Dayton, OH, 1995.

Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1999.

My Publications

Enteric Nervous System-Derived IL-18 Orchestrates Mucosal Barrier Immunity. Jarret, A; Jackson, R; Duizer, C; Healy, ME; Zhao, J; Rone, JM; Bielecki, P; Sefik, E; Roulis, M; Rice, T; et al. Cell. 2020; 180:50-63.e12.