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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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Burn Center
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


David Andrews, MD, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon

John Crow, MD, FAAP, FACS

Associate Chief Medical Officer; Pediatric General Surgeon; Burn Surgeon


Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS

Director, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute; Acute/Reconstructive Burn Surgeon; Surgical Critical Care

Accepting New Patients

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

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.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

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Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.

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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