On July 19 in the third year of her residency, Dr. Rachel Nebelsick, pregnant for the first time, was on rotation at Akron Children’s Hospital when she went into premature labor at 23 weeks. The budding pediatrician was immediately admitted to Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General across the street. It was the start of an ordeal […]
From the way we build connections with our patients to the way we push the limits of medicine, working at Akron Children’s Hospital is a one-of-a-kind experience.
I’ll be there for you is not only the theme song to Dr. Lauren Ousley’s favorite TV show, Friends, but also a theme that echoes through the Emergency Department at Akron Children’s where she works. As one of the department’s new physicians, Dr. Ousley splits her time between the Emergency and Sedation Services Department to […]
New physician, Dr. Jessica Tattershall, isn’t afraid of hard work – from becoming the first in her family to graduate from college to fixing up an old house to save money for medical school – or the satisfaction that comes with a job well done. It’s this same drive and ambition that motivates her today […]
Of all the medical specialties, orthopedic surgery is arguably the most physically demanding. Pushing bones back into place requires brute force, while long surgery sessions demand stamina – which may explain why orthopedics is one of the few medical specialties still male-dominated. Today only 4% of board-certified orthopedic surgeons are women. Dr. Sheryl Handler at […]
Growing up as a passionate gymnast, Dr. Julia Schaffer knew sticking the landing and keeping her balance were critical to success in the sport. Today, as a neonatologist, these same principles guide her efforts in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus where she’s firmly rooted in caring for the tiniest […]
For Kellie Lightfoot, dancing is more than movement. It’s a way of life. Her passion for dance started at age 3 and has afforded her many opportunities over the years, including performing at the collegiate level and as a Cleveland Cavalier Girl dancer. Her most satisfying dance achievement, though, has come off stage, as the […]