Dr. Tim Raderstorf
Dr. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, The Head of Academic Entrepreneurship at the Erdős Institute, and the Chief Operating Officer of the non-profit NursesEverywhere. From TED talks to textbooks, Tim uses every platform he can find to empower those at the frontlines to change healthcare.
As the first nurse to hold the Chief Innovation Officer title in academia, he takes pride in educating the world on the nurse’s role as an innovator. He is the founder of the Innovation Studio, a maker space that democratizes innovation, providing every interprofessional team that pitches their innovation with the funding, tools, and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions.
In addition to this work, Tim is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in the Masters of Healthcare Innovation program at Ohio State. Tim has founded multiple businesses throughout his career and has been the first employee for a profitable healthcare startup. His new textbook co-authored with Bern Melnyk, Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success, was a #1 new release on Amazon and the American Journal of Nursing’s Management & Leadership Book of the Year. Some of Tim’s recognitions include the Early Career Innovator of the Year and Distinguished Recent Alumni at the Ohio State University, the Innovation Studio being named Non-Profit of the year by Columbus Business First in 2019, and he was most recently inducted into the 2020 Class of 40 under 40 by Columbus Business First.
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