Growing up in Cleveland, Dr. John Pope says he didn’t know much about Akron. Now, after 19 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, he can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I decided early on that this is where I wanted to stay until I retire,” Dr. Pope said. “When I came here from Cleveland I said, this […]
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.
New neonatologist Karin Plummer Potoka, MD, FAAP loves caring for the tiniest patients in the Mahoning Valley area. Although she treats infants for a variety of conditions and birth defects, she has a passion for finding new and better ways to diagnose and treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious complication associated with chronic lung disease […]
Congratulations to Teresa Fletcher, lead advanced practice provider (APP) in adolescent medicine, for being named the 2018 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) of the Year by the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Teresa was described by her nominator, Jill Smith, RN, another lead APP, as one of the most dedicated […]
Neurological disorders and diseases can be a scary diagnosis for families. New pediatric neurologist Nancy George Philip, MD, FAAP in our NeuroDevelopmental Science Center understands that while her treatment of patients with spinal cord, brain and nervous system disorders is what parents come to her office for, it’s the support and compassion she shares with them that’s […]
Ben Teske, director of Primary Care Operations in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics, considers himself the biggest Buckeye football fan, but even he knows when it’s time to shout “Go Blue!” That’s because his son Jon Teske is a key player for The University of Michigan Wolverines, who are heading to San Antonio for […]
It’s not quite a baker’s dozen, but once a month Akron Children’s employees are awarded a sneak peek inside the new Considine Professional Building’s expansion as a ‘thank you’ for their participation in the hospital’s Bakers for Builders program. According to Anna Desrosiers, executive assistant and coordinator of the program, “We started Bakers for Builders […]