OhioHealth’s Freestanding Emergency Department Network Selects Dr. Thomas J. Gavin, MD, MBA as Medical Director


Thomas J. Gavin, MD, MBA, has been named medical director for the new OhioHealth freestanding emergency department (FSED) network. Dr. Gavin will serve as a key partner for Duane Perry, CENP, MBA, BSN, RN, director of the FSED clinical operations. As a member of the leadership team for the central Ohio FSED network, Dr. Gavin will serve as the liaison between OhioHealth leadership and Mid-Ohio Emergency Services (MOES).

Dr. Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge to OhioHealth, having extensive leadership experience within MOES and OhioHealth. Since 2012, he has served as medical director of the OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus Emergency Care Center, providing outstanding and innovative leadership for the first, non-hospital based Emergency Department in the OhioHealth system. Dr. Gavin’s experience also includes his role as medical director of quality at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, as well as clinical responsibilities at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus Emergency Care Center.

Dr. Gavin is a thoughtful leader, communicator and relationship builder. He exhibits a passion and clear vision for the potential for the OhioHealth FSED network to transform emergency care in central Ohio.


OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services welcomes Dr. Gavin to the OhioHealth FSED network. His physician and emergency department experience and that as an EMS Medical Director with the Genoa Township Fire Department in Gelena, Ohio will support him well in this new role. Congratulations!