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Includes specialty programs: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Laser Program

Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute

The Akron Children's' Hospital Burn Center provides specialized inpatient and outpatient care for burn victims of all ages throughout northeast Ohio. We are recognized for our commitment to total burn care and a formal system for quality burn-care delivery by the American Burn Association and The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

As one of only two pediatric hospitals in the country that treats adult burn patients, the Burn Center includes an outpatient clinic with adjacent inpatient unit with 12 beds, procedure room, triage room and dressing change rooms.  We provide care from ranging from pre-injury prevention efforts, acute care, complex reconstruction and complete rehabilitation. 

We also have a Back-To-School Re-Entry Program that addresses the unique needs and concerns of children who have been burned. Through the program, we educate classmates, friends and teachers about what the child has gone through, how it may feel to be ridiculed, and changes in the child's body image.

We are actively involved in burn research and burn-care training for professional and community groups. In fact, Akron Children’s researchers discovered the method for growing human skin in the laboratory in 1974, a technique that revolutionized the treatment of burns.

We are verified by the American Burn Association and The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, which recognizes individual and institutional commitment to total burn care and a formal system for quality burn-care delivery.

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Akron Children's Hospital Burn Center
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Anjay Khandelwal
Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS

Director, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute; Acute/Reconstructive Burn Surgeon; Surgical Critical Care; Director, Pediatric and Adult Cosmetic & Reconstructive Laser Program; The Marci M. Matthews Endowed Chair for Excellence in Burn Care

Accepting New Patients

David Andrews, MD, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon

John Crow, MD, FAAP, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon; Burn Surgeon; Physician Liaison, Akron Children's Hospital Foundation


Richard Lou, MD, FACS

Acute/Reconstructive Burn and Plastic Surgeon; Surgical Critical Care


Timothy Pittinger, MD

Pediatric General Surgeon

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Maryke Bard, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Danielle Curran, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Stacey DiAntonio, PA-C

Physician Assistant


Lauren Lewis, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Stephanie Steiner, MSN, APRN-CNP

Adult and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Christopher Ward, PA-C

Physician Assistant


What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

smoke inhalation, sunburns, third degree burns, second degree burns, chemical burns, scald injuries, burn injury

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