Meet Jeffrey S. Keyes, MD
from Central Ohio Newborn Medicine

Dr. Jeff Keyes brings enthusiasm and a unique sense of humor to the Central Ohio Newborn Medicine team. Dr. Keyes believes in a family-centered patient care approach and that an infant’s treatment plan does not simply involve the science behind the treatment, but also a high level of engagement and education with the parents.

By involving the families, Dr. Keyes feels that the babies not only receive the best care when they are in the hospital, but the parents are empowered to continue that level of care when they take home their newborn. Dr. Keyes also serves as the outreach director for Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, developing relationships and lines of communication with community physicians across Ohio. This has improved the continuity of care when infants are discharged from the NICU back to their pediatricians for ongoing follow-up.

As a resident at The Ohio State University, Dr. Keyes was acknowledged for his dedication to teaching with the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. During his fellowship, Dr. Keyes’ research focused on sepsis, infection and immune system response in newborns.

Originally from San Diego, California, Dr. Keyes has enjoyed living in Columbus since his residency. When he is not working, Dr. Keyes is busy renovating turn-of-the-century houses in the historic neighborhoods of Columbus.

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Level IV NICU)
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (Level III NICU)
  • Mount Carmel East (Level III NICU)
  • Mount Carmel Grove City (Level III NICU)
  • Marion General Hospital (Level II Special Care Nursery)
  • Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth) (Level III NICU)

Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, 2012

Residency in Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, 2009


Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2006

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • State Medical Board of Ohio

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