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Stephanie Ott

MD, FACR | Director, Co-Chair Advocacy

Dr Ott was born in south central Ohio and grew up in the rolling hills outside of Circleville, Ohio. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology from Ohio State University (OSU) and her Master's in Water Resource Administration from the University of New Mexico (UNM). She worked as a supervisor in a research laboratory at UNM School of Medicine where she then matriculated into the School of Medicine, completing her medical degree and Internal Medicine Residency training. She completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at OSU and is a Fellow in the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.

Dr Ott is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist and is the Director of Rheumatology at Fairfield Medical Center. She is the President of the Ohio Association of Rheumatology, a position she has held since 2011. She is very passionate about Advocacy and Teaching and is an active participant in several advocacy events through the ACR, organizing the first State level Advocacy day for rheumatology in 2014. She sits on the Affiliated State Council for the ACR where she continues her efforts to help patients at both the federal and state levels.

She has won awards for teaching and received the Preceptor of the Year Award in 2013 from The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she remains active with teaching students and residents. When not seeing patients, you can find her pursuing her love of music, a passion she maintains by listening or playing several instruments. A country girl at heart, you can find her outside in the garden, hiking or exploring as often as possible.

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