Ryan Buchholz

Buchholz-100x118Dr. Buchholz practices pediatrics and internal medicine at Unity Health Care, a community health center that serves as the medical home for a diverse community of more than 100,000 patients in Washington, DC. As a practitioner and medical director for quality improvement at the health center, Dr. Buchholz is actively engaged – through Unity’s Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!) team and Park Rx program – with clinicians, community partners, and patients in innovative efforts to diagnose, prevent, and treat overweight and obesity in predominantly low‐income communities.

Since 2013, he has served on the steering committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, through which he leads efforts to improve the prevention, treatment, and assessment of unhealthy weight in children across the United States.

A graduate of Harvard University with honors in Latin American Studies, he obtained his medical degree at the Wright State University School of Medicine, where he received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. He completed residency training and a chief residency in both pediatrics and internal medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati, where he also obtained added qualifications in the management and continuous improvement of outcomes and services in health care. He is married to Christine Lee Buchholz, and they are the proud parents of two children.