Experiencing new cultures and places is one of the things new pediatrician Lauren Pontikos, M.D., enjoys doing most in life. While seeing the breath-taking views of the Alps or a kangaroo hopping around Australia is impressive, Dr. Pontikos is always amazed at the things she learns and the people she meets as a pediatrician right here […]
Maddie Binder made it to her 11th year before she had to go to the emergency room. But by the time she blew out the candles on her 12th birthday cake, she visited Akron Children’s Hospital emergency department three times – all for very different reasons. While her mom, Sarah, is hoping her daughter’s ER […]
For Dr. Lawrence Shaffer, the Youngstown and Western Pennsylvania metro areas hold a beloved place in his heart. After going through medical school on a scholarship from the United States Air Force and completing his residency, Shaffer spent four years at an Air Force base in Wyoming as a pediatrician. In 1986, he decided to […]
World traveler Dr. Molly Falasco considers herself a global citizen with a responsibility to understand not only the goings on at home, but abroad, too. She’s traveled as far north as Ireland, as far south as Peru and as far east as Italy — with a healthy appetite to reach all corners of the globe. […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.
Although hemangiomas will go away on their own, there are options to speed this process. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, the director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the occurrence and treatment of these vascular birthmarks.