Published on January 10, 2020

Reading Hospital Appoints Olubunmi Ojikutu, MD, as Chair, Department of Pediatrics

West Reading, PA., January 10, 2020 - Reading Hospital has appointed Olubunmi Ojikutu, MD, as Chair, Department of Pediatrics, effective January 1, 2020. In this role, Dr. Ojikutu will be responsible for the supervision and administration needed to assure delivery of high-quality care to patients from birth to 18 years old. She will also contribute to developing strategic plans for growth and expansion of services, mentoring providers and residents, and collaborating with other clinical departments to ensure consistency of practice throughout Tower Health.

Dr. Ojikutu has practiced as a pediatrician at Reading Hospital since 2005. She currently serves as Chair of the Pediatric Quality Committee and has led many initiatives to improve clinical care across the care continuum. She led a team that achieved Joint Commission disease-specific certification in Pediatric Asthma with Commendation in less than a year. Each year, Dr. Ojikutu provides care during clinical mission work locally and internationally, improving health care, education for girls and young women.

Dr. Ojikutu is board-certified in Pediatrics and received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts. She is also fluent in Yoruba, a language spoken throughout Nigeria, West Africa.

Dr. Ojikutu lives in Berks County with her husband and two children.

View a headshot of Dr. Ojikutu.

About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 49 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS. For more information, visit