Dr. Darrell M. Gray, II
Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduate of Morehouse College and Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and gastroenterology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently received advanced training in health policy and a Master of Public Health degree through the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Gray joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2014 and holds appointments as the Director of Community Engagement and Equity in Digestive Health within the Division of Gastroenterology, Medical Director of Endoscopy and Gastroenterology services at University Hospital East, and as the Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity within OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. In these roles, Dr. Gray engineered and leads the Provider and Community Engagement (PACE) Program for Health Equity in Colorectal Cancer Prevention, a program that has provided low-to-no cost colonoscopies and patient navigation services for uninsured and underinsured patients, nutrition and exercise classes for community members, continuing medical education courses for practitioners, and a local media campaign on colorectal cancer prevention. For these efforts to address health disparities, Dr. Gray was awarded the Molina Healthcare Community Champion award, multiple American College of Gastroenterology awards and was inducted into the 2015, 2016, and 2017 classes of Who’s Who in Black Columbus, Columbus Business First Forty Under 40, and National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health, respectively. More recently, he was awarded an 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.
Leader, physician, mentor, researcher, and public speaker, Dr. Gray has been featured on multiple radio and television programs including Radio One, NPR News All Sides with Ann Fisher, and WBNS-10TV News, to name a few. Additionally, he assists in the implementation of Health Sciences Academies in Columbus City Schools and was appointed to the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation Clinical Advisory Group. Yet, Dr. Gray is most proud of his roles as husband to wife Brittney and father to daughters Harper and Ella.