When Dr. Bruce Benton’s grandmother fell ill with breast cancer when he was just 5 years old, he vowed then to become a doctor. He couldn’t stand watching his beloved Grandma Buckus suffering from pain and nausea, and he was determined to help her feel better. Today, he’s thrilled to finally be living out his […]
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 on a small farm in rural western Ohio, Dr. Justin Huntington dreamed of raising pigs as a pig farmer or fighting fires to save people. Though he wasn’t sure which exciting career path he’d wind up taking, he was certain helping someone or something would be a big part of his role. That […]
Dr. Ryan Heksch may not be as good at renovating homes as his doppelgangers, HGTV’s Property Brothers, but he brings that same level of passion, enthusiasm and dedication when it comes to treating patients as Akron Children’s newest pediatric endocrinologist. As a glass-half-full kinda guy, Dr. Heksch is quick to point out the bright side […]
When the alarm clock goes off at 4:45 a.m., most people rollover and hit snooze, but not Steven Davis, police officer for the Department of Public Safety at Akron Children’s Hospital. He knows if he doesn’t get up when the alarm goes off, his running buddy – and wife – will literally give him the […]
Arthur Brown’s early years doesn’t exactly fit the mold of many new parents. Instead of first smiles and precious giggles, he cried constantly in severe pain and fatigue. Instead of a focus on new milestones and first steps, the focus was on figuring out what was troubling him and getting him well. Much of his […]
APP Award for Outstanding Physician Congratulations to Dr. James Besunder, pediatric intensivist and critical care division director, for being named the 2019 Outstanding Physician by the Advanced Practice Providers Awards Committee for his longstanding commitment to advanced practice providers. Ann Marie Brown, the first pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), had […]