Pediatric Emergency Services

Akron Children’s Hospital Emergency Services provides care for infants, children and teens with a medical emergency in multiple northeast Ohio locations. Read More...

Costello Mary
Mary Costello, MD
Site Director, Mahoning Valley ED

Pollauf Laura
Laura Pollauf, MD
Medical Staff Vice President Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Allotey Naa Adorkor
Naa Adorkor Allotey, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician EMS Director

Billow Michael
Michael Billow, DO, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Chen Jessica
Jessica Chen, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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M. Stacia Dearmin, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Physician

DiGiulio Gregg
Gregg DiGiulio, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Community-Based Urgent Care/Convenient Care Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

El-Assal Osama
Osama El-Assal, MD, PhD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Golestan John
John Yahya Golestan, MD, FAAP, FAAPEM
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Gupta Adarsh
Adarsh Gupta, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Kempf Jeffrey
Jeffrey Kempf, DO
Director, Office of Pediatric Global Health

Kline Krammes Sarah
Sarah Kline Krammes, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Kowalik Emily
Emily Kowalik, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician

Lee James
James Lee, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Lee Timothy
Timothy Lee, MD
Medical Director, Behavioral Health Emergency Services; Manager of Operations, Akron Campus

Lutes R. Esther
R. Esther Lutes, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Magoolaghan David
David Magoolaghan, DO
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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Huwaida Mansour, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

McIntyre Mary
Mary Joanna McIntyre, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Ousley Lauren
Lauren Ousley, DO
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Owoc Cortney
Cortney Owoc, DO
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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Monica Parekh, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Patel Nirali
Nirali Patel, MD
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Petrunak Amy
Amy Petrunak, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Ramundo Maria
Maria Ramundo, MD
Director, Pediatric Residency Program Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Scott Emily
Emily Scott, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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Eric Charles Singer, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Stoker Joseph
Joseph Stoker, DO, FACEP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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Daniel Tabaka, DO, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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James Taddeo, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Duve Jennifer
Jennifer Duve, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Edgein Alissa
Alissa Edgein, CNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Etling-Shwonek Laura
Laura Etling-Shwonek, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner

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Jenny Michel, CPNP-PC
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Miller Lindsey
Lindsey Miller, CNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Litten Carrie
Carrie Litten, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner Lead Advanced Practice Provider for Emergency Medicine

Rogers Janet
Janet Rogers, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNS
Director, Critical Care Services

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Airway Obstruction, Dehydration, Heatstroke, Hyperthermia, Hypothermia, Nursemaid's Elbow, and Pneumonia.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Caring for nearly 96,000 emergency patients in 2013, Akron Children's has the most pediatric ER visits in northeast Ohio.
  • Akron Children's ER in downtown Akron boasts one of the nation’s first and most successful suture programs using specially trained technicians and nurses. Our team sees between 400 and 750 patients per month who need stitches.


Meet Our Patients



Emergency Services - Overview

Akron Children’s Emergency Services department uses a carefully developed triage system to identify and direct ER patients according to the urgency of care required.

Our team is made up of pediatric board-certified doctors, nurses, technicians and child life specialists who have training in pediatric emergency medicine.

As a result, we’re familiar with the vast differences in children’s anatomy, injuries and illnesses.

Kids have different muscular, skeletal, vascular and neurological systems from adults, and they're at higher risk for head injuries and blood loss.

We also understand that even children’s symptoms are different. For instance, children can maintain normal blood pressure even when they’re in critical condition.


What To Expect

Upon arrival to one of Akron Children's ERs, our nurses will identify your child’s needs as emergent, urgent or non-urgent, based on symptoms and history. 

About 85 percent of patients with non-urgent needs are registered, examined, treated and discharged in less than 2 hours, even during the busy summer months.

We also provide:

  • child life specialists, who are accustomed to explaining procedures to children and comforting parents
  • social workers, who are trained to identify needs of families and point them to helpful services
  • chaplains and bereavement staff

If your child needs stitches, we have a suture program with specially trained technicians and nurses to reduce scarring and pain from sutures. 


Akron Children’s Hospital is verified as a pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. The pediatric trauma verification is based on our ability to provide quality trauma care to trauma victims and their families from the time of injury, through the acute care phase, into the rehabilitation phase.

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Pediatric Emergency Services
our locations

Akron Children's Hospital - ER
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
177 W. Exchange Street
Akron , OH 44302
Phone: 330-543-3000
Alt. Phone: 330-543-8452
Fax: 330-543-3761
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Akron Children's Hospital
Emergency Department
Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St.
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-746-9200
Fax: 330-746-9211
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