You’d never guess by looking at Dr. Emma Raizman’s ‘work’ shoes that she has dozens more at home to suit any situation she may find herself in – walking, dancing, beach-going, horseback riding and more. The fun-spirited pediatrician has traveled, skydived, rescued and danced her way through life but, at the end of the day, […]
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.
After 31 years as a cook at Akron Children’s Hospital, Trish Burns hasn’t lost her passion for what she does. As the chief cook of the 2 daily soups and 2 main entrées in the Kids’ Café, being a good multitasker is a vital part of her job. On this particular day, Trish is making […]
On a recent Friday, Akron Children’s geneticist Catherine Ward-Melver, genetic counselor Susan Woods and developmental pediatrician Dan Smith traded their hospital exam room for a brightly colored classroom at Portage County’s Happy Day School. Dr. Melver has been holding a genetics clinic at the school twice a month for the past 10 years, with the support […]
Most people spend half of their waking hours at work. It’s no wonder that the workplace becomes not only a place of employment, but where socialization takes place, too. As a runner who’s passionate about his sport, Mike Kisak, associate controller for financial reporting at Akron Children’s Hospital, finds himself talking about running and its […]
With a family history of high blood pressure and a penchant for eating unhealthy foods, running provides the right counterbalance for pediatric orthopedic surgeon Patrick Riley Jr. “Even when I played sports during high school, my blood pressure was borderline high,” he said. “Since I started running regularly about 4 years ago, all my […]
Not many of us spend our childhoods knowing exactly what we want to do when we grow up, but that wasn’t the case for Dr. Ibrahim Farid, pediatric anesthesiologist and chairman of the department of anesthesia and pain medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I grew up inspired by my father, who was also a pediatrician […]