Medical director to lead outpatient care at UTMC

August 27, 2015 | News, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Brandi Barhite

Dr. Jodi Tinkel has been named medical director of ambulatory care at The University of Toledo Medical Center.

Tinkel has been a faculty member of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences since 2009 and has served as medical director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center since 2010.



She also has managed the UT Health ambulatory office at the Fulton County Health Center since 2009, leading significant improvement in service quality and growth of the practice, according to Dr. Christopher Cooper, executive vice president for clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Tinkel said. “I think UT Health is in transition, and I am excited to be one of the providers who can direct that transition. I am devoted to UT. I am devoted to outpatient care. I trained at this medical school. I live in northwest Ohio. I want to see continued growth.”

Tinkel received her medical degree in 2000 from the former Medical College of Ohio, where she completed an internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship. She later served as the program director for the cardiovascular fellowship. Tinkel received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University.

Tinkel will work in collaboration with Olivia Dacre, the faculty and staff to improve and optimize the UT Health Clinic Operations, Cooper said.

“Dr. Tinkel has trained in this institution and works in this institution,” said Dacre, chief administrative officer and integrated clinical operations. “She has developed relationships across all the clinics, and I believe those relationships will help her succeed in this position.”

Tinkel said outpatient services continue to grow as patients seek cost-savings in health care. UTMC has worked to make patient care more convenient.

“We are really trying to reach out and let patients get care in their neighborhoods,” she said.

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