These 10 individuals and organizations are making an impact on patients, medical research and the community.

Michael Campolo, D.O.

Dr. Michael Campolo, a native of Newark, graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. He graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983.

Board-certified in family practice and geriatrics, Campolo started Medical and Surgical Associates in Newark in 1984. Hecontinues to be involved with the OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as a board member on its Society of Alumni & Friends Board and as an associate professor of clinical medicine, teaching medical students who rotate through his practice while onfamily medicineclinical rotations.

Campolo is also certified in correctional health care by the National Correctional Healthcare Association and is medical director at the Licking County Justice Center. He also serves as coroner for Licking County. Campolo serves as a principal investigator for clinical trials for several large pharmaceutical companies. He is the medical director for several nursing homes in Licking County, for the Chapel Grove Assisted Living Facility in Heath, for Heartland Hospice and for Consumer Support Services, which serves adult MR/DD residents in multiple Ohio counties.

John Fortney, M.D.

Dr. John Fortney has more than 30 years of physician experience and five years of experience in health-care administration.

Fortney has been with Adena Health System for the past 28 years, working in the field of pediatrics. For 25 of those years, he was also an attending physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He now works full time for Adena, serving as the system's chief medical officer, seeing patients in the Pediatric Urgent Care and caring for newborns in the Level II Neonatal Nursery.

A native of Columbus, Fortney received his bachelor of science and medical degrees from Ohio State University. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Columbus. The Chillicothe resident is board-certified in pediatrics and previously in pediatric emergency medicine.

Deepak Kumar, M.D.

Dr. Deepak Kumar is the 2012-13 president of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), a statewide organization that represents 20,000 physicians, residents, medical students and practice managers.

Kumar is a colon and rectal surgeon at Dayton Colon and Rectal Center Inc., where he is president and a senior partner. From 2003 to 2008, he was a member of the Medical Board of Ohio, serving as president of the board in 2007.

Kumar has been actively involved in organized medicine with membership in the American Medical Association, OSMA and the Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) since 1976. A delegate to the OSMA House of Delegates since 1996, he is past president of the MCMS (1999) and has served on OSMA Council, representing the OSMA's Second District since 2007. He is also a Life Member of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and of the Ohio Valley Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons, servings as that organization's president in 1991.

Kumar earned his medical degree from Punjab University in Amritsar, India, completed a residency in general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and a residency in colon and rectal surgery at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Reprinted from the March 2013 issue of Columbus C.E.O. Copyright © Columbus C.E.O.