Experiencing new cultures and places is one of the things new pediatrician Lauren Pontikos, M.D., enjoys doing most in life. While seeing the breath-taking views of the Alps or a kangaroo hopping around Australia is impressive, Dr. Pontikos is always amazed at the things she learns and the people she meets as a predication right here […]
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.
Growing up in the country taught new pediatric psychologist Krista Caldwell, Ph.D. how to put her heart into work. Although she’s miles away from the family farm that taught her the value of helping others, her career keeps her close to what she enjoys most – caring for others. In the department of Pediatric Psychiatry […]
Dr. Kelsey Merison isn’t one to roll with the punches; she’s persistent when it comes to what she believes in. She once spent 2 months in a tent to hold her place in line for coveted Duke-UNC basketball tickets. She also fought her way up to a third-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. It’s […]
The old saying ‘couples that play together, stay together’ rings true in the case of Carla and Dan Weiss. Carla, a telephone triage nurse for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics primary care offices, and Dan, a retired guidance counselor and amateur photographer, have enjoyed a recent collaboration on a children’s book called “Denali Visits the National Parks”. […]
For those who work at Akron Children’s, most will tell you there’s something special about working at the independent pediatric hospital. They can’t quite put their finger on what ‘it’ is, but perhaps ‘it’ comes from the satisfaction of knowing everyone – from parking attendants to surgeons – plays an active role in supporting patients. […]
As a former collegiate sprinter, Dr. Jacqueline Branch is known for being fast on her feet, but as a developmental pediatrician at Akron Children’s she’s better known for taking her time and listening to patients’ needs. Dr. Branch sees patients in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center where she evaluates, treats and advocates for children and teens […]