Dr. John Crow named chairman of surgery

Dr. John Crow named chairman of surgery

Dr. John Crow


Akron Children’s Hospital has named John Crow, MD, chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Crow, a pediatric surgeon in the Akron area for more than two decades, has served as associate director of Akron Children’s Regional Burn Center since 1992 and medical director of Trauma Services since 1999.

In his new position, Dr. Crow assumes overarching responsibility for the delivery of surgical care at the largest pediatric healthcare provider in northeast Ohio. This includes overseeing a staff of surgeons and corresponding clinical teams which perform more than 15,000 pediatric surgeries a year across two campuses in Akron and the Mahoning Valley.

These surgeries range from routine tonsillectomies to some of the most advanced and complex procedures available in the care of infants, children and teens. The Department of Surgery also oversees medical care and surgeries for burn victims of all ages.   

After attending medical school at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Crow completed his surgical residency at Loyola University of Chicago Medical Center. His training continued with fellowships in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and pediatric surgery at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Crow has provided great leadership to Akron Children’s Hospital, his community and the state of Ohio in such diverse roles as president of Akron Children’s Medical Staff, professor of clinical surgery at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, and through active involvement with the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the All Ohio Pediatric Trauma Group and the State of Ohio Committee on Trauma. In addition, he was named Distinguished Alumnus for the Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2012.

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Dr. John Crow has provided great leadership to the hospital & will continue so in his new position

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