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Title: Director of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program

Company: The MetroHealth System

Location: Cleveland, OH United States

CLEVELAND, OHIO, January 31, 2017, Irene Dietz, MD, Director of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program at The MetroHealth System, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in health care.

Dr. Dietz has 25 years of professional experience, with 10 years as the director of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program, which is part of the Division of Comprehensive Care for The MetroHealth System. Dr. Dietz has experience in neurodevelopmental disabilities, general pediatrics, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Dietz has been inspired by her mentor, Robert Bilenker, a wonderful role model who has encouraged her to continue the work she is doing. From an early age, she wanted to go into medicine. When she visited her pediatrician, she wanted to help patients and care for children like he did. The most rewarding aspect of her career is hearing positive progress reports from people who were born prematurely and then placed under her care. Any of her patients who have overcome challenges make her proud and remind her of the impact she has had on many lives over the years.

Dr. Dietz completed an Internship from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and a residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She maintains affiliation with the American Academy of Pediatrics. In years to come, Dr. Dietz’s goal is to contribute to academic advancement regarding autism and down syndrome studies.