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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.

A day in the life of a sedation nurse

It’s just another day for veteran nurse Cheryl Stanley as she prepares a very anxious 5 year old for sedation. Stanley, clinical coordinator for sedation services at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus, greets Waymond with a warm smile and reassuring words. After chatting with his mom, Stanley finds some common ground – Waymond attends the same school […]

A day in the life of radiology techs

Registered radiology technologists Brock Baumberger, Heather Parsons and Kadi Untch started their careers at Akron Children’s while students at the University of Akron and Akron Children’s Radiography School. Today the 3 are full-time employees in the radiology department, specializing in different imaging technologies.

A day in the life of a clinical child psychologist

A self-described “jack of all trades,” Dr. Putt joined Akron Children’s in 2009 as director of outpatient therapy services in a role that is as unique as he is. “I feel like you need to feed your soul with things you’re passionate about,” he said. “I like to build and grow programs. I love to teach. I picked the areas of psychology that I’m passionate about and am lucky enough to have a position that caters to that.”

A day in the life of a speech-language pathologist

As a part-time speech-language pathologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Shelly Vaughn’s services are in high demand. Today, she’s at the Akron campus where her diverse skill set allows her to see a preemie in the NICU for feeding therapy and a teenager struggling with stuttering, all in the same day. On Wednesdays, she does outpatient […]