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Media Contacts

UC Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications is committed to serving the needs and interests of the media. We are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have a media inquiry or would like to arrange an interview with one our health experts, please contact the appropriate public information officer below, call our general office number at 513-558-4553, or email us at

Consumers can learn more about Academic Health Center physicians and clinical services by calling University of Cincinnati Physicians at 513-475-8263 in Clifton and 513-475-8000 in West Chester, or by visiting

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Academic Health Center Media Contacts:

Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President
Phone: 513-558-0448
Cell Phone: 513-237-0005
Beat/Focus: Academic Health Center, Academic Health Center history, Family and Community Medicine, Biomedical Informatics

Katie Pence, Assistant Director
Phone: 513-558-4561
Beat/Focus: Cincinnati Cancer Center, UC Cancer Institute, Cancer and Cell Biology, Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology Division (Environmental Health), Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery. **Cancer-focused faculty within other colleges/departments. Publications: Featured editor

Keith Herrell, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4559
Cell Phone: 513-375-4679
Beat/Focus: UC Neuroscience Institute, Environmental Health (excluding env. genetics/molecular toxicology and public health sciences), Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hoxworth (Research), Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Nicotine and Alcohol Rehabilitation Medicine, Burn Surgery, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Publications: Construction Updates Editor, UC E-Health News Daily Editor, Dean's List Editor.

Angela Koenig, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4625
Cell Phone: 513-368-5801
Beat/Focus: James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, College of Allied Health Sciences, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Obstetrics/Gynecology (excluding gyn/onc), Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Women’s Health Research Program, Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division (including diabetes/bone centers and obesity research), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Cedric Ricks, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4657
Cell Phone: 260-415-8554
Beat/Focus: UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, College of Medicine Education and Student Affairs/Admissions, Cardiac Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Digestive Diseases, General Internal Medicine, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, Vascular Surgery. Publications: Internal View Editor.