Peter J. Mohler

Executive Vice President

Peter Mohler is executive vice president for the Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge, leading the university’s efforts to expand cutting-edge research, creative expression and scholarship, stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, and build strategic partnerships. He also serves as chief scientific officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, providing an important connection to research and innovation efforts across all Ohio State’s campuses and the medical center.

Mohler has been at Ohio State since 2011 when he was recruited to Columbus as the director of Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute and subsequently served as Chair of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and vice dean of research in the College of Medicine. Before his appointment as executive vice president, Mohler served as the university's vice president for research.

Mohler has more than 250 publications including manuscripts in Nature, Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, Circulation Research, Nature Medicine, Journal of Cell Biology, and PNAS. His research focuses on uncovering the mechanisms underlying abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure in children and young adults with the goal of designing new diagnostics and therapies in individuals and populations.

Mohler has received multiple awards, including being named a Pew Scholar and Outstanding Investigator of the American Heart Association. In 2015 he received the inaugural College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award. He recently served on the Program Project Grant (P01) Parent committee for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Mohler was named an inaugural NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Outstanding Investigator (R35 Award) and leads large program grants funded by the American Heart Association and the LeDucq Foundation.

Mohler received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and performed his fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center. 

Standing head shot of Peter Mohler