Medard R. Lutmerding, MD, FACEP
COTS Board President


Medard R. Lutmerding, MD, FACEP, has been elected to serve as the next Board of Trustees President for the Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS). Dr. Lutmerding has been a longtime board member of COTS and an emergency medicine physician with Mount Carmel Health System.  Dr. Lutmerding represents the Columbus Medical Association on the COTS Board of Trustees.  Through his involvement in COTS, Dr. Lutmerding has been instrumental in addressing emergency department diversion and furthering the development of healthcare disaster preparedness in the Central Ohio region.

Besides his service on the COTS Board of Trustees for sixteen years, Dr. Lutmerding is active on the COTS Executive Committee and co-chairs two other COTS committees: the Regional Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Diversion Committee.

Dr. Lutmerding was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He attended the University of Dayton where he received his Bachelors of Science in 1970. He worked as a trained attendant at Miami Valley Hospital in the emergency department.  Dr. Lutmerding's medical degree was achieved at The Ohio State University in 1975.  Following an internal medicine residency, he joined Mount Carmel West in 1978 as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Lutmerding recently celebrated 38 years of practice at Mount Carmel.

COTS sincerely thanks Dr. Lutmerding for his leadership and involvement in emergency care, trauma care, and disaster preparedness in central Ohio and we look forward to having him as the new Board of Trustee President. 

In addition to a new COTS president, we have other new officers serving in their roles.  COTS would like to thank our Board of Trustee members that are serving in their new officer positions. 

Vice President: J. Allen McElroy, MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director, Marietta Memorial Hospital
Secretary-Treasurer: Susan A. Tilgner, MS, RD, LD, RS, Health Commissioner, Franklin County Board of Health 
Immediate Past-President: Robert A. Lowe, MD, FACEP, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

Congratulations Dr. Lutmerding, Dr. McElroy, Ms. Tilgner, and Dr. Lowe!