If you ask Dr. Anthony Silverio, he’s a kid walking the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital in big-kid shoes. He says that perspective helps him better connect with children and their families on a daily basis as our newest pediatric surgeon in Orthopedics. So it’s no surprise he takes a tender, positive — and sometimes […]
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.
When Meghan Mahanta, M.D. was growing up, she dreamt of touching the sky as a pilot or diving in the water as a marine biologist. But, with each new path she thought about, it seemed something was missing. That something, turns out, was helping people, specifically kids. She wanted to make a difference in people’s […]
Dr. Kimberly Shookman dreamed of becoming a doctor ever since she can remember. An “All About Me” preschool project her mother kept is proof, stating “doctor” as her desired profession. Not to mention, she routinely nursed her baby dolls back to health as a child, even performing “surgery” with a needle and thread on one […]
Dr. Lisa Martorano likens her role as Akron Children’s newest pediatric allergist/immunologist to a detective. She spends her days solving mysteries by exploring how environmental factors, such as pollen, certain foods or animal dander, influence a child’s immune system. To her, it’s fulfilling work because each time she closes a case, a child’s quality of […]
An infant’s bright eyes, a toddler’s sweet smile, a preschooler’s hilarious response or a teen’s plans for the future: These are just a few of Dr. Jennifer Valentic’s favorite moments at work as Akron Children’s newest pediatrician at our Medina location. Though medicine wasn’t always the path she thought she wanted to take — Santa’s […]
As a pediatric cardiologist at Akron Children’s, Grace Smith, MD, FACC, surrounds herself with the latest technology and advances in congenital heart treatments to care for her patients. When she’s away from her intensely satisfying work, Dr. Smith immerses herself in the simplicity of nature by fly-fishing where she finds peace and, on a recent […]