The American Health Council warmly welcomes John Duby, MD, FAAP, CPE as “Best in Medicine.” Currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Community Health at the Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. John Duby conducts research on the interface between developmental-behavioral pediatrics and primary care, with an emphasis on the use of quality improvement science to enhance care. While he has held his current role for over two years, Dr. Duby has spent nearly 40 years in the healthcare industry expanding his skills and expertise in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, medicine and patient care.
Dr. Duby decided to pursue a career in the medical field because he has always enjoyed learning about the science of the human body. He enrolled at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and earned a medical degree in 1979. He then completed a residency in pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1982, and later, a fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine in 1985. He earned board certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics in 1984 and in developmental-behavioral pediatrics from the same board in 2002. That marked the first year that the American Board of Pediatrics granted certification in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In 2012, he was granted certification as a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management.
Dr. Duby first held a clinical professor role in the Department of Pediatrics at the Boonshoft School of Medicine from 1990 to 2000. During that time, he served as the medical director of Child Development, medical director of Rehabilitative Services and medical director for children at the Stillwater Center in Dayton. He later moved on to the Northeast Ohio Medical University, where he served as professor of clinical pediatrics from 2000 to 2008, and later, professor of pediatrics from 2008 to 2015. During that time, he became actively involved in several roles at the Akron Children’s Hospital, including director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, medical director of Rehabilitative Services and the Family Child Learning Center and director of education at the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.
As the medical director for the Building Mental Wellness Learning Collaborative of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Duby supported pediatric providers in enhancing their knowledge and skills in identifying and managing mental health issues in pediatrics. He served as president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and continues to be an active member of the association. In late 2015, Dr. Duby was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and has held that role since. An accomplished educator, he has conducted extensive research to improve and enhance care for children with emotional, developmental and behavioral issues.
The American Academy of Pediatrics honored Dr. Duby with an Achievement Award for Reach Out and Read Ohio in 2002 and the Ohio Chapter honored him with the Elizabeth Spencer Ruppert Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year award in 2009. In 2007, he was named on the Best Doctors in America list and remained there for nine consecutive years. In 2010, he earned the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics. His extensive experience and knowledge landed him a spot on the Ohio State University Alumni Association’s 100 Buckeyes You Should Know in 2011, Castle Conolly’s America’s Top Doctors in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics for four consecutive years in 2014 and in the Top 10 Percent on America’s Most Honored Professionals list in 2016.
He is actively involved in several professional associations, including the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Association for Physician Leadership, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the Western Ohio Pediatric Society, the American Pediatric Society, the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. He previously chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Leadership Workgroup, he is the immediate past chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub Board in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and previously chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on the Vision of Pediatrics 2020.
Dr. Duby currently serves on the Emeritus Boards for Voices for Ohio’s Children and the Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics Foundation. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, golfing and following the Ohio State Buckeyes. With a prosperous career at hand, Dr. Duby plans to eventually finish his career in his current role, but until then, he plans to continue to lead and promote programs at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
- Instead of operating a university-based hospital for clinical training, Wright State is affiliated with eight major teaching hospitals in the region and has formal affiliation agreements with more than 25 other healthcare institutions in the Miami Valley.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Community Health at the Dayton Children’s Hospital
- At Dayton Children’s we treat your children like they’re our own – because they are. Our families live, work and play together. Our kids go to the same schools, play on the same playgrounds, and dream the same big dreams.
- Academic Pediatric Association
- American Association for Physician Leadership
- Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
- Western Ohio Pediatric Society
- American Pediatric Society
- Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
- Association of Pediatric Program Directors
- Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics