James Besunder, DO

James Besunder, DO

James Besunder, DO

Director, Pediatric Critical Care


Critical Care


Intensive Care Unit - Akron

Dr. James Besunder is board-certified in pediatric critical care and an expert in toxicology. His national media experience includes press conferences for high profile patients, including a 3-year-old boy who was hit in the head by a ball at a baseball game and suffered a closed head injury. Dr. Besunder has also been an expert in print and broadcast media on a variety of topics, including RSV, child abuse and drug overdoses. He does extensive research, including studies on feeding tubes, catheters, ventilators and patients with anemia. His background in toxicology lends him topics such as lead exposure and poisoning.

Medical School

New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ


Pediatrics: Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH


Pharmacology and Pediatric Critical Care: Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Critical Care

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Best Doctor 2007-2008 Best Doctor 2009-2010 Best Doctor 2011-2012 Best Doctor 2013 Best Doctors 2014 Best Doctor 2015-2016

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