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Pediatric Anesthesiology

Includes specialty programs: Pain Center / Sedation Services / Spinal Anesthesia

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Akron Children's anesthesiologists provide anesthesia and pain management services to tens of thousands of young patients each year. Studies show that anesthesia is safer for children — particularly very young children — when administered by a pediatric anesthesiologist. Our goal is to help a child go to sleep with as little anesthesia as possible.

When it comes to anesthesiology, we understand the major differences in children’s body structures and functions, particularly infants. We also have a better understanding of the needs of each child and parent.

Our team of pediatric anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists are specially trained to block and control pain in children of all ages before, during and after surgeries, procedures and tests. We use equipment and techniques tailored to your child’s size to support a successful surgical outcome.

We also provide anesthesia services throughout Akron Children's, including in radiology, in the intensive care units and on patient care units.

Locations

Contact Anesthesiology

330-543-8823

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Anesthesiology, Akron
Akron Children's Pediatric Anesthesiology, Akron
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3593
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Anesthesiology, Boardman
Akron Children's Pediatric Anesthesiology, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Tarun Bhalla
Tarun Bhalla, MD, MBA, FAAP

Chair, Anesthesia & Pain Medicine; Interim Director, Akron Children's Health Collaborative; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Physicians/Providers:

Ross Agnor, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

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Margaret Allen, MD, FASA

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Gregory Benson, MD

Medical Director, Outpatient Surgery; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Todd Brown, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Anthony Fritzler, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Daniel Goldstein, MD

Director, Opioid Stewardship; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Cassandra Hoffmann, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Rami Karroum, MD, FASA

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Jonathan Klein, DO

Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Richard Mahon, DO

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Andrew Meyer, MD

Director, Perioperative Surgical Home; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Matthew Mitchell, DO

Associate Director, Outpatient Surgery; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dritan Prifti, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

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Bradley Riemenschneider, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Pain Management Specialist

Brandon Roberts, MD, FASA

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

George Youssef, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Laura Zeigler, MD

Director, Akron Children's Mahoning Valley Surgical Services; Pediatric Anesthesiologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Emily Antes, MSN, CRNA

Nurse Anesthetist

Tabitha Cline, MSN, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Staci Duffy, MSN, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Erin Forgach, MSN, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Julie Ganz, MSN, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Bruce Kuzma, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Judith Lewis, DNP, APRN-CRNA

Co-Chief Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

John Puskar, BSN, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Jody Swierz, DNP, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Travis Terrell, MSN, APRN-CRNA

Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

Ronald Tharp, BSN, APRN-CRNA

Co-Chief Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist



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