Much like his NBA hero LeBron James, Dr. Brandon Roberts was thrilled to announce “I’m Coming Home” to his “fans” (or loved ones) earlier this year. Though he didn’t receive as much fanfare, he, too, was coming back to his hometown Akron to positively contribute to his winning team — his Akron Children’s team, that […]
If it weren’t for a successful career as a physician, Dr. Tarun Bhalla would be a magician. Lucky for him, he likens his role to performing magic: “Once families realize what we do and how we do it,” he said, “the connotation of anesthesia can be compared to an illusion or even hypnosis.” As Akron […]
For pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Nancy O’Dell, Akron Children’s Hospital has always been about family. Her father, Dr. Harry O’Dell, was an orthopedic surgeon who worked at the hospital for more than 40 years and served as chief of staff in 1972. Thirty years later, Dr. O’Dell returned to Akron to take a position at […]
Not many of us spend our childhoods knowing exactly what we want to do when we grow up, but that wasn’t the case for Dr. Ibrahim Farid, pediatric anesthesiologist and chairman of the department of anesthesia and pain medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I grew up inspired by my father, who was also a pediatrician […]
Drs. Ibrahim Farid, Ross Agnor, Bradley Riemenschneider, Nancy O’Dell and Andrew Meyer were among the first pediatric anesthesiologists in the world to become Pediatric Anesthesia Board Certified.