About Dr. Nathaniel Overmire
Nathaniel R. Overmire, D.O., was appointed in December 2022 to the Office of Franklin County Coroner. He was commissioned to assume the role of Franklin County Coroner on January 3, 2023.
Dr. Overmire is a proud osteopathic family physician. He grew up in Fostoria, Ohio. He came to Columbus, in 2004 to complete his undergraduate studies at Capital University and then went to medical school at the Ohio University (OU) Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) in Athens, Ohio. Finally, he returned to Columbus for residency at Grant Medical Center where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Overmire has been a full scope primary care physician for the last several years, having recently transitioned to a more acute care role at Ohio Health urgent cares. He is also a part-time faculty member at the OU HCOM Dublin, Ohio, campus teaching clinical skills to first- and second-year medical students.
At the Ohio Statehouse, Dr. Overmire has testified on vaccine bills and assisted in advocacy efforts on state policy. He currently serves as the Central Ohio Region Director on the OAFP Board of Directors and served on behalf of the OAFP as the New Physician Delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders, in particular working on a resolution that redefines diversity in family medicine: a far-reaching youth pipeline for workforce development. Additionally, Dr. Overmire is a co-chair of the OAFP Public Policy Committee.
Dr. Overmire is excited for the opportunity to serve the residents of Franklin County. He wants to exemplify servant leadership – a philosophy he learned as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. He wants to give back and be engaged in our communities and in all of our neighborhoods. He sees an incredible opportunity to engage residents on topics of public health and partnering with other county leaders to improve services for the benefit of residents. He’s a listener and a thoughtful leader ready to work with all stakeholders to share ideas, educate and mentor, and most importantly listen, listen to people and their concerns.
Dr. Overmire loves working with people and getting to understand their unique stories. Just as he advocates for each of his patients, he plans to advocate with the same attention to detail and care for the people of Franklin County. He has a simple plan to lead in the office: set clear expectations, genuinely care, give helpful feedback, embody the culture he wants to see, and smile.