Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Akron Children's Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers children, teens and young adults care from diagnosis through rehabilitation for all types of injuries and disorders of the bones, joints, muscles and spine. Read More...

Schrader William
William Schrader, MD
Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Adamczyk Mark
Mark Adamczyk, MD
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Treatment Center

Bono Kenneth
Kenneth Bono, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Burke Michelle
Michelle Burke, MD
Medical Director, School Health Services

Congeni Joseph
Joseph Congeni, MD
Director, Sports Medicine; Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Eddy S. Derrick
S. Derrick Eddy, MD
Sports Medicine Physician

Engles Drew

Handler-Matasar Sheryl
Sheryl Handler-Matasar, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Jones Kerwyn
Kerwyn Jones, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics

Kerr Julie
Julie Kerr, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Riley Patrick
Patrick Riley, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Ritzman Todd
Todd Ritzman, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Barnett Jeralyn
Jeralyn Barnett, MSN, CPNP, CNOR
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Carman Darin
Darin Carman, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Hahn Theresa
Theresa Hahn, MSN, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Larson-Spurgeon Darla

Mossides Cara
Cara Mossides, MSN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Orthopedics

Perusek Amy
Amy Perusek, MSN, CPN
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Rapacz Denise
Denise Rapacz, RN, CNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Ryan Ann
Ann Ryan, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Warmus Jennifer
Jennifer Warmus, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • According to surveys of northeast Ohio parents, Akron Children's Hospital has consistently been parents' first choice for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.
  • Akron Children's Hospital established the first pediatric sports medicine program in Ohio.


Meet Our Patients



Our center for orthopedics and sports medicine has a team of doctors, surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists and athletic trainers to provide care for children, teens and young adults with injuries and disorders of the bones, joints, muscles and spine.

Our center features a health club-like atmosphere and includes:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation center with treadmills, elliptical and step machines, stationary bikes, free weights and weight machines
  • Laboratory and casting services
  • Sports medicine evaluations and treatment for patients of all ages
  • Sophisticated tests such as:
    • VO2 Max, which evaluates cardiorespiratory endurance
    • Lactate (anaerobic) threshold testing, which helps young athletes achieve their goals by training more effectively and reducing injuries
    • ImPACT, a computerized test that measures memory, processing speed and reaction time (cognitive function) following head injuries or concussions
    • Motion analysis for upper and lower extremity motion injuries and concerns
    • Gait analysis to help runners avoid injuries while improving their performance
  • Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., which manufactures and fits patients for braces, orthotics, prostheses, and safety and exercise equipment

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Akron Children's Hospital
Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 7200
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3500
Alt. Phone: 1-866-760-1950
Fax: 330-543-5001
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