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Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute

Includes specialty programs: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Laser Program

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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.

The Burn Center includes an outpatient clinic, as well as an adjacent inpatient unit with 12 beds, procedure room, triage room and dressing change rooms.  We provide care 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. In addition, Akron Children’s is one of only two pediatric hospitals in the country that treats adult burn patients,

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.


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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

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

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Danielle Curran, PA-C

Physician Assistant

DeVault, Adrienne, 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


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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