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Adult and Pediatric Burn Institute

Includes specialty programs: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Laser Program

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The Adult and Pediatric Burn Institute, supported by The Paul and Carol David Foundation, provides specialized inpatient and outpatient care for burn victims of all ages throughout northeast Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We are internationally recognized for our commitment to comprehensive burn care and are verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

The Burn Institute includes an outpatient clinic, an inpatient intensive care and step-down 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 including laser scar management, complete rehabilitation, and patient support services. Akron Children’s is one of only two pediatric hospitals in the country that treats adult burn patients. The Burn Institute is on the forefront of technology incorporating Spray-On Skin™, advanced laser therapies and skin substitutes to provide patients with innovative care.   

The Burn Institute provides care through an innovative combined burn-critical care-plastic surgery model with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team including nurses, therapists, nutritionist, pharmacist, social work/case management, anesthesia, palliative care, psychology, child-life and chaplaincy. 

We offer supportive care to children and adults through burn camps, retreats and meetings as well as a back-to-school re-entry program that addresses the unique needs and concerns of children who have been burned.

We are actively involved in burn research and burn-care training for professional and community groups. In fact, Akron Childrens offers the only surgical burn training program of its kind in the region.


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Akron Children's Adult and Pediatric Burn Institute
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, FABA

Director, Adult and Pediatric 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; Program Director, Acute and Reconstructive Burn Fellowship

Accepting New Patients

Richard Lou, MD, FACS

Acute/Reconstructive Burn and Plastic Surgeon; Surgical Critical Care

Accepting New Patients

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

Other Providers:

Jessica Hardesty, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Open Clinical Studies

Currently recruiting

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

acute burns, burn injury, burn reconstruction, chemical burns, complex wound coverage, electrical burns, inhalation burns, scald injuries, scar management, second degree burns, smoke inhalation, soft tissue coverage, sunburns, thermal burns, third degree burns

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