Kerwyn Jones, MD, appointed chair of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics

Jones appointed chair of Orthopedics


Akron Children’s Hospital has appointed pediatric orthopedic surgeon Kerwyn Jones, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, beginning July 1.

Dr. Jones replaces longtime chair Dennis Weiner, MD, who is still practicing at Akron Children’s Hospital but also moving into a new role with the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.

Dr. Jones joined the hospital in 2001 as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He was named director of Orthopedic Medical Education in 2005. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine.

Before joining Akron Children’s, Dr. Jones was an assistant professor at the SIU School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic and his fellowship training at the Campbell Clinic Foundation in Memphis.

Akron Children’s Surgical Services Department performs more than 15,000 pediatric surgical procedures each year, more than any other hospital in northeast Ohio. U.S. News & World Report ranks Akron Children’s division of orthopedics one of the best among children’s hospitals nationwide. And according to surveys of northeast Ohio parents, Akron Children’s Hospital has consistently been parents’ first choice for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.

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