Peter Mohler

Peter Mohler

Acting President

Peter Mohler, PhD, was appointed Acting President at The Ohio State University. He previously served as the executive vice president for Research, Innovation and Knowledge; and chief scientific officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the College of Medicine. He has been with The Ohio State University since 2011.

Dr. Mohler’s research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms underlying abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure in children and young adults with the goal of designing new therapies for diseases at the level of the individual and the population. He has more than 240 peer-reviewed publications including manuscripts in NatureCellJournal of Clinical InvestigationCirculation, Nature MedicinePNAS, and Science Signaling.

As chief scientific officer, Dr. Mohler leads all research operations across the medical center, which includes research strategy, operations, space and facilities, research finances, compliance and research initiatives. He also directs the teams that generate and disseminate best practices for interdisciplinary research and innovation across our health science enterprise. He further develops and implements new platforms for research, including basic and translational research, clinical trials and health services and population research.

Dr. Mohler has received multiple awards, including being named a Pew Scholar, a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and an Outstanding Investigator of the American Heart Association. In 2015 he received the inaugural College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award. He recently served on the Program Project Grant (P01) Parent committee for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Mohler was named an inaugural NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Outstanding Investigator and leads large program grants funded by the American Heart Association and the LeDucq Foundation.

He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and performed his fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center. 

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