Chief of Staff, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
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Surgeon-In-Chief and Chief of Pediatric Trauma
Dr. Gary Birken is a fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric surgeon who has been Surgeon-in-Chief at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital since 2004. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Ohio University and his medical degree at Chicago Medical School, he completed a research fellowship in pediatric surgery and a general surgical residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals. He then completed a pediatric surgical fellowship at Columbus Children’s Hospital.
Through the years, his leadership roles have included a wide variety of administrative appointments within Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Healthcare System. He also has served and is an active member of numerous medical organizations on both a statewide and a national level.