For Dr. Jennifer Burkam, it’s all in the details

The first things you may notice about Dr. Jennifer Burkam, our new pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Green, is her kind personality and warm smile. The one detail people often miss is how she spells her last name, without an ‘h.’

Childhood taught child psychiatrist how to connect with patients

They say events that happen in a person’s childhood – even seemingly insignificant ones – can directly impact how that person feels and acts as an adult. For our newest child psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Neilan, perhaps growing up with 3 older brothers taught her how to connect with others. Or, maybe the goodness of her […]

Pediatric surgeon comes full circle

Pediatric surgeon Avraham Schlager still remembers the anticipation he felt awaiting surgery as an 11-year-old boy at NYU Hospital. The day not only influenced his interest in pediatric surgery, but also introduced him to a surgeon who he would later work alongside as a resident surgeon 20 years later.

Pediatrician and hospitalist never misses a beat

Whether it’s dancing, hiking or snow skiing, Dr. Lauren Bouton is not one to sit idle. Growing up, backyard adventures fueled her zest for life, but today it’s her passion for caring that’s brought her to our backyard.

Fostering a passion for caring for kids

Growing up in a family with 7 kids and numerous foster children, Dr. Megan Knowles knows a thing or two about sharing. But it’s the lessons she learned from her mom about caring for others that supports her work today as a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Locust Pediatric Care Group.

Found in translation Bilingual doctor helps her patients be understood

¿Hablas español? Fortunately, for Spanish-speaking patients at Akron Children’s Hospital, our new hospitalist Denise Lopez Domowicz can. Having moved to the U.S. with her family when she was young, Dr. Lopez Domowicz knows first-hand the importance of being understood when seeking medical attention.