If she’s not busy treating kids and teens with minor to acute illnesses, certified nurse practitioner Heather Theisen can be found training and riding horses. It’s a passion many people don’t know about her. Heather grew up riding horses, starting at about age 2, and eventually went on to compete — and win a few […]
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.
Akron Children’s newest pediatric psychologist Dr. Jeannette Iskander understands the difficulty of treating kids and teens with neurologic disorders, including epilepsy, neuromuscular or other chronic conditions. But, she’s up for the challenge because the easiest part of her job is what she’s most passionate about: interacting with patients and families, hearing their stories and figuring […]
What are the odds that a medical student would train under the same group of physicians who once treated him as a child and then go on to work side-by-side them at that same hospital? However unlikely the scenario, Dr. Nicholas Thomas-Bock is honored to have been able to do exactly that. The positive impact […]
What’s one thing Dr. Elle Brennan hopes to fulfill on her bucket list? Parasailing! The idea of gliding through the wind, feeling the powerful tug of a boat carrying her along, while enjoying incredible, waterfront views, is exhilarating to her. But whether Dr. Brennan ever accomplishes that dream, the thrill of parasailing doesn’t compare to […]
Kathleen Considine, manager of speech pathology, found her calling in life in elementary school. Kathleen, who comes from a large, close-knit family, saw how speech and language therapy helped her younger brother transform from a struggling first grader into a straight-A student. By the time Kathleen graduated from high school, she had decided to become […]
Amy Jackson has been taking care of babies ever since she can remember. For her, playtime was work time, nursing her baby dolls back to health and covering their “boo-boos” head-to-toe with Band-Aids. She remembers proudly announcing to family, friends and even strangers at the grocery store that she wanted to be a doctor — […]