Dr. Dale Mathias

Dr. Dale Mathias Memorial Scholarship

Dale L. Mathias Jr., M.D. served as a physician in Adams County for over 35 years.

He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology in 1975 and received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1980. 

Dr. Mathias completed his internship at Akron General Hospital and his residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1984, he became a board-certified physician in Family Practice.   Upon his decision to focus on emergency medicine, he became board-certified in Emergency Medicine in 1997 and maintained his certification until 2019.

Dr. Mathias started his career in Adams County as a member of the National Health Service Corp.  He worked at the Peebles Family Health Center, Scioto Memorial Hospital, Eagle Creek Nursing Center, Hillcrest Nursing Home and Adams County Hospital.  Dr. Mathias also provided care in the Emergency Department at Knox Community Hospital, Adena Regional Medical Center, Scioto Memorial Hospital, Scioto Mercy Hospital, Pike Community Hospital, and Springfield Mercy Hospital.

He was often the doctor you would see in the Adams County Hospital and Adams County Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.  Many in the community knew him as “Doc”.

Dr. Mathias valued the role that he played in saving lives.  He was faced with many life and death situations and he understood that God would guide the outcome, but it was his role to use his skills and do his best to help as much as he could.

Dr. Mathias was certified and served as an instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  He was also certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.  He valued his role as a teacher and was eager to share his knowledge and experience with others.

Dr. Mathias was a member of the Adams County Medical Society and served as their liaison to the Ohio State Medical Association for many years.  In addition to his membership in these two organizations, he held membership in the American Medical Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatric Society and Fellow American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

The Adams County Medical Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization with local board of directors.  To learn more about the Foundation or make a gift, please call 937-386-3001.

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