Stephen E. Markovich, MD, brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience to his role as executive vice president for OhioHealth. In addition to being a healthcare executive, he is also a physician and military leader. Dr. Markovich will also assume the role of President and Chief Executive for OhioHealth on July 1, 2019.
After earning a Doctor of Medicine degree, magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Markovich completed his residency in family medicine at Riverside Methodist. He has practiced as a family and emergency physician at Riverside Methodist and served as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Markovich also served as president of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and before that held a variety of roles at Riverside Methodist, including chief operating officer, vice president of clinical services, associate medical director, and associate and assistant director of the Family Practice Residency program. Most recently, he has served as Senior Vice President for Acute Care Operations overseeing OhioHealth’s central and regional hospital operations, home care, nursing, inpatient case management, trauma leadership, shared support services, transfer center, and safety and security.
In addition to his career in medicine, Dr. Markovich has a laudable military career. He is a major general and Commander of Ohio’s 5000 member Air National Guard. He focuses on strategic planning, force development and the development of future missions. Prior to his current assignment, he has held a number of positions, including the Ohio Air National Guard’s chief of staff and the State Air Surgeon, the senior medical officer responsible for integrating state and national Air Guard leadership with all medical units within the state. With an extensive military background, Dr. Markovich has logged more than 2,000 flying hours as a fighter pilot, completed three overseas deployments to the Middle East and has led the development of the medical-response task force that responds to medical disasters in the State of Ohio.
Dr. Markovich is also a teacher, author and national speaker. He has been active on several boards, including JOBS Ohio, the United Way of Central Ohio and the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a diplomat on the American Board of Family Practice and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Dr. Markovich earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University in Dayton. He lives in Dublin with his wife and three children.