The first thing you notice about Dr. Robert Parry’s office is that it holds a great number of clues about him. A motorized skateboard is propped against a wall, below a mounted, fiberglass sailfish, fabricated from a prize catch off the coast of Key West. He has a degree in electrical engineering, which like pediatric […]
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.
Given the choice of a career that involves handling blood, urine, stool and tissue samples and lots of bad bacteria, most people would probably take a pass, but not Megan Meader. Armed with her bachelor’s degree in biology, Megan had always been interested in the field of science, but hadn’t found a career she was […]
For pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Nancy O’Dell, Akron Children’s Hospital has always been about family. Her father, Dr. Harry O’Dell, was an orthopedic surgeon who worked at the hospital for more than 40 years and served as chief of staff in 1972. Thirty years later, Dr. O’Dell returned to Akron to take a position at […]
Nicholas Sender, 8, has had a mass on his right flank since birth. His parents Heather Layne and Paul Sender knew it was time to have it removed when Nicholas recently started feeling uncomfortable. When they scheduled the surgery with Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Robert Parry, among the litany of presurgery questions Nicholas was asked was […]
It started as the graphic art for an April 3, New Yorker cover and came to serve as a Twitter rallying cry for women surgeons across the globe. Little did French artist Malika Favre know that her graphic art of 4 women surgeons in the operating room would become a “hear me roar” moment for female surgeons […]
Although a patient’s room at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Green doesn’t look like a recording studio, when new physician Leigh Wells, DO steps in the room she’s ready to hear the next big thing. She’s not looking for a one-hit wonder, rather she’s ready to listen and provide one-to-one care that gets infants, children […]