Dr. Ward has always been a great communicator. While at medical school and during his residency training program, he was a regular columnist for the Vector, Ohio Medicine, and Columbus Physician. Throughout the years, Dr. Ward’s unique style of presenting medical information with a touch of humor has won over countless readers, as well as patients. Board certified in both family medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Ward believes that providing easier access to medical information, along with some professional guidance, is the best way to help patients become active partners in their own care.
Education and Training
After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1997, Dr. Ward completed the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Internship and Residency Program, where he also served as Chief Resident. Prior to medical school, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Honors and Awards
Among his many academic honors, Dr. Ward received the Friends of Alec Engineering Scholarship from the University of Texas. He also received the Outstanding Resident- Teacher Award from the Department of Pediatrics, and was chosen—two years in a row—by his peers to be the master of ceremonies for the Annual Pediatric Roast at the University of Texas. During medical school at Ohio State University, Dr. Ward received honors in pediatrics and surgery, and letters of commendation for family medicine and clinical skills.
Dr. Ward performed research on the pressure controlled inverse ratio ventilation effectiveness early in adult respiratory distress syndrome induced by oleic acid, which was published in Respiratory Care.
Dr. Ward has been a private practice physician with Fauquier Health since 2001. Prior to medical school, he was a computer programming contractor. During his residency program at the University of Texas, Dr. Ward integrated the digital record keeping system for the Internal Medicine Program, and initiated the implementation of a computer-based patient education system for the Internal Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Ward is married to Dr. Amy Trace, a family medicine physician with Piedmont Family Practice, and the couple has two children.