Dr. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. As the first nurse to hold this academic title in the United States, he takes great pride in educating the nation on the role of the nurse as an innovator and entrepreneur. In 2017, Tim founded The Innovation Studio, a makerspace/idea incubator Frankensteined together to provide interprofessional healthcare teams with the tools and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions. To date, the Innovation Studio has provided over $120,000 in grants to Ohio State teams, and was named a 2018 Top Innovations of the Year from InfectionControlTips and the 2018 Columbus Business First BizTech Outstanding Service Award. As a result of his work at the Innovation Studio, Tim was named the 2018 Early Career Innovator of the Year at The Ohio State University.
In addition to his work as Chief Innovation Officer, Tim is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in the Masters of Healthcare Innovation program at Ohio State. Outside of his university roles, he is the founder of Quality Health Communications, a digital platform that communicates real-time patient quality and safety metrics to the healthcare team and co-author of Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success.