Steve Davis

Board Member

Steve Davis, MD, has been president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since November 22, 2021. He previously served six years as chief operating officer.  Before joining Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Davis was Chief Operating Officer of Hillcrest Hospital, which is part of the Cleveland Clinic system. In 2021, Dr. Davis helped Cincinnati Children’s launch HealthVine – a network of pediatric care providers and organizations. It coordinates excellent, equitable, and value-based care and support services for about 135,000 children and their families across Southwest Ohio. In January 2022, Dr. Davis became vice-chair of an international network of more than 140 pediatric hospitals – the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1984, Dr. Davis earned a medical degree in 1989 from the University of Vermont. He was a medical resident at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital from 1989-92 and chief resident there from 1992-93. Dr. Davis completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1996. In 2012, Dr. Davis received a master’s in medical management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he serves on the faculty and teaches leadership development. He earned a master’s in strategic leadership from Michigan State University in 2020.

Dr. Davis was the driving force behind the medical center’s largest expansion ever, a $600 million Critical Care Building that opened in 2021 for patients with cancer, heart ailments, or other complex conditions. It also features a state-of-the-art emergency department, which serves residents of Cincinnati and surrounding neighborhoods. The 1.5 million patient encounters in fiscal 2020-21 benefited kids from all 50 states and 32 countries, including children with complex or rare disorders. For over a decade, Cincinnati Children’s has ranked among the Top 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s survey of Best Children’s Hospitals. Davis is married, the father of four, and grandfather of two.