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June 25, 2021

President's Message | Dr. Sugat Patel


Acting as President of the Columbus Medical Association is truly an honor that I sincerely value. When I was first introduced to the group, I was not fully aware of the CMA purpose. However, after learning of the Foundation’s work with the Physicians Care Clinic, the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, the Central Ohio Trauma System, the Physician’s Leadership Academy, and the Youth Advisory Council, I became aware of the valuable and dynamic role the CMA plays in the healthcare of our community. There is truly a wonderful group of leaders who collaborate with the Association, making it enjoyable, functional, and versatile. I implore you to visit the CMA website to learn more about these organizations.

A little bit about myself, I am a practicing Retina and Vitreous surgeon with Midwest Retina. This is a private Retina-only practice, currently with 7 doctors, servicing central Ohio. I grew up in Akron, Ohio, graduated from the Ohio State University with an electrical engineering degree, and then went straight into the OSU College of Medicine. I did my ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, and completed my retina fellowship in Vancouver, BC at the University of British Columbia. Vancouver has become my favorite city in North America (to visit… couldn’t afford to live there). Whistler Mountain and Village is also fantastic any time of year. Smitha, my wife, grew up in Circleville and is a practicing Psychiatrist (no, I am not a patient… I think) in Marysville. I have 4 children, Divya (17), Sagar (14), Dhiren (13), and Som (10). All are soccer players and musicians, hence most of my free time is spent in a car, or running around some playing fields. Sports and cuisine (eating) are among the passions I share with my family.

I look forward to working with the wonderful physicians of the CMA in continuing the fantastic core leadership. I hope to take this unique post-pandemic time to add to the wonderful feeling we should all have as caregivers, by sharing amongst ourselves in experience and friendship. Hopefully, that will empower us to grow and prosper individually, and as an organization.

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Catherine Romanos, MD


Immediate Past President

Beth Liston, MD


Secretary- Treasurer

Ahmad Mostafavifar, MD


Secretary- Treasurer- Elect

Kanny Grewal, MD


CMAF Board President

Marc Parnes, MD


OSU College of Medicine

Andrew Phillips


Laura Espy-Bell, MD


Christopher Brown, MD


Britta Buchenroth, MD


Daniel Eiferman, MD


Laura Gravelin, MD


Kathy Harter


John Ward, MD


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