Dr. Michele Dritz is an Adolescent Medicine physician at Cornerstone Pediatrics in Dayton, Ohio where she provides care for the practice’s adolescent and young adult population. In addition to her direct clinical care work, she works closely with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as the Medical Director of numerous adolescent health-focused programs and quality improvement initiatives, is a member of the Ohio AAP’s Executive Board, an advisor to the Ohio Department of Health as part of their Maternal and Child Health grant work and is a Clinical Assistant professor in Pediatrics at both Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the University of Toledo. She is also a founding member and previous co-President of the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership (OAHP), a statewide consortium of providers, government agencies, and community organizations working together to maximize the health and well-being of adolescents in Ohio.
She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of California, San Diego, her MD from Albany Medical College, and completed her pediatric residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She then went on to complete her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). In addition to her training in Adolescent Medicine, she also completed a fellowship in Healthcare Quality Improvement as a “Quality Scholar in Health Care Transformation” at CCHMC. Her interests lie not only in providing healthcare to adolescents and young adults, but in assuring quality care and exceptional clinical outcomes in all clinical settings.