NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Akron Children's NeuroDevelopmental Science Center brings together 5 pediatric specialties - developmental-behavioral pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, physiatry, and behavioral and neuropsychology - under one roof to deliver the best outcomes and quality of life for patients. Read More...

Cohen Bruce H.
Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN
Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Baird Micah
Micah Baird, MD
Pediatric Physiatrist and Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation

Bhatia Poonam
Poonam Bhatia, MD
Pediatric Neurologist

Chen Tsulee
Tsulee Chen, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon Director, Neurosurgery

Enlow Thomas
Thomas Enlow, MD
Pediatric Neurologist

Hughes Gwyneth
Gwyneth Hughes, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Hull Robert
Robert Hull, MD
Director, Myelodysplasia Clinic

Kalavsky Steven
Steven Kalavsky, MD
Pediatric Neurologist

Klein Susan
Susan Klein, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurologist

Kohrman Michael
Michael Kohrman, MD
Director, Pediatric Neurology

Langkamp Diane
Diane Langkamp, MD
Director, Neonatal Follow-up Clinic, and Director, Down Syndrome Program

Lieb Rebecca
Rebecca Lieb, PhD, ABPP
Director, Early Childhood Assessment Clinic, School Success Clinic Clinical Psychologist

Lindsay Katrina
Katrina Lindsay, PhD, NCSP
Pediatric Psychologist Nationally Certified School Psychologist

McBride Margaret
Margaret McBride, MD
Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist

Montague Krapf Erica
Erica Montague Krapf, PhD

Mosher Kathryn
Kathryn Mosher, MD
Pediatric Physiatrist Director, Neuromuscular Clinic

Najarian Christopher
Christopher Najarian, MD
Pediatric Physiatrist Director, Spasticity Clinic

Nwankwo Chinasa
Chinasa Nwankwo, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist

Pulsipher Dalin
Dalin Pulsipher, PhD, ABPP/CN
Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Rossman Ian
Ian Rossman, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurologist

Stanford Lisa
Lisa Stanford, PhD, ABPP/CN
Pediatric Neuropsychologist Director, Division of Neurobehavioral Health Neuropsychology Clinical Training Director

Swain Nicole
Nicole Swain PsyD
Pediatric Psychologist

Veluchamy Vivek
Vivek Veluchamy, MD
Pediatric Neurologist

Victorio M. Cristina
M. Cristina Victorio, MD
Director, Headache Program; Pediatric Neurologist

Weyand Chelsea
Chelsea Weyand, PsyD, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Director

Woods Kristine
Kristine Woods, PsyD, BCB
Pediatric Psychologist

Zawadzki Lucyna
Lucyna Zawadzki, MD
Director, Epileptology Pediatric Neurologist

Bennett-Brown Cynthia
Cynthia Bennett-Brown, MSN, CRNP, ATC
Nurse Practitioner, Neurology

Bolden Yvonne
Yvonne Bolden, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Contini Shawnelle
Shawnelle Contini, PA-C
Lead Advanced Practice Provider

Dell Margaret
Margaret Dell, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Vanessa Douglas, CNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jucikas Mozhdeh
Mozhdeh Jucikas, MSN, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner; Epilepsy Surgery Program Coordinator

Kiser Angela
Angela Kiser, MSN, CPNP
Certified pediatric nurse practitioner

Kulasa-Luke Dianne
Dianne Kulasa-Luke, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Tiffany Leonard, MSN, RN, CPNP-BC
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Muha Carolyn
Carolyn Muha, MSN, CNS, CNP,PNP-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Muhleman Kristina
Kristina Muhleman, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Nossaman Lynda
Lynda Nossaman, MSN, CNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Polk Pretti
Pretti Polk, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Renner Julia
Julia Renner, CNP
Neurosciences Clinic Manager

Sisko Jacob
Jacob Sisko, PA-C
Physician Assistant

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Kelly Wiseman PA-C
Physician Assistant

Oldfield Kimberly
Kimberly Oldfield, BSN, RN, CPN
Epilepsy Program Coordinator

Pennington Jared
Jared Pennington, MHS, PA-C
Physician Assistant

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Tera Casenhiser, RN, MSN
Program Coordinator, Myelodysplasia Clinic

Cieplinski Tami
Tami Cieplinski, BSN, RN
Headache Clinic Coordinator

Lautenbach Kristen
Kristen Lautenbach, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Uhler Aubree
Aubree Uhler, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Akron Children's NeuroDevelopmental Science Center one of the best among children's hospitals nationwide.
  • Akron Children's Pediatric Epilepsy Program is recognized by the NAEC as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.


Meet Our Patients



NeuroDevelopmental Science Center - Overview

Akron Children's NeuroDevelopmental Science Center is dedicated to easing the circumstances each step of the way, from referral to diagnosis to treatment.

Our goal is to provide care that enriches the quality of life for children and families affected by neurological and developmental disorders.

Team Approach

The NeuroDevelopmental Science Center includes these pediatric specialties:

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists ensures that patients receive all the services they need for complex medical conditions, ranging from autism spectrum and neuromuscular disorders to epilepsy and mitochondrial diseases. Services are tailored to the individual needs of each child to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
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