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Pediatric Cardiology

No matter how routine or complex your child’s heart condition may be, we’re here to provide comprehensive, compassionate care and to partner with your family, guiding you every step of the way. We care for more than 10,000 patients each year and are specially trained to treat heart conditions as children grow.

Specialized care.

Akron Children's Hospital uses the latest, most advanced technologies to diagnose and treat all types of pediatric heart disease – from the mild to the extremely complex.

Our goal is to give your child the best possible chance for a healthy future through the early diagnosis and repair of pediatric heart defects. We even offer a fetal cardiology program to identify congenital heart defects in unborn babies, and continue to provide ongoing care for adults born with a heart problem.

We offer the full scope of cardiology services, including:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Non-invasive cardiac imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Fetal heart program
  • Adult congenital heart program

Through our collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, we've developed a team of specialists in clinical cardiology, imaging, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery to provide the best cardiac care for children and adults with congenital heart disease. 

Some children are at risk for developing heart disease due to obesity or family history. Through our preventive cardiology program, we evaluate kids with high cholesterol and other risk factors, and give them a plan to keep their hearts healthy now and into their adult lives.

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Locations

Contact Cardiology

330-543-8521

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Cardiology
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 5200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Cardiology, Beachwood
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Beachwood
3733 Park East Drive
Suite 230
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
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Cardiology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Boardman
Building A
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-629-7620
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Cardiology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Cardiology, Concord
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Concord
TriPoint Medical Center
7590 Auburn Road
Suite 214
Painesville, Ohio 44077
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Cardiology, Lisbon
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Lisbon
400 North Market Street
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Fax: 330-424-7689
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Cardiology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Cardiology, Marietta
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Marietta
Marietta Memorial Hospital
400 Matthew Street
Suite 100
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Fax: 330-543-5405
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Cardiology, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Door 1
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Cardiology, New Philadelphia
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology
1045 West High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Cardiology, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
Akron Children's Health Center
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Cardiology, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Norwalk
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Cardiology, Sharon
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Sharon, PA
Sharon Regional Health System
740 East State Street
Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
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Cardiology, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Cardiology, Wooster
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Wooster
Akron Children's Health Center
3807 Friendsville Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
John Lane
John Lane, MD, FACC

Director, Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Service; Pediatric Cardiologist; Sunrise Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Physicians/Providers:

Jessica Bivens, DO, MA

Pediatric Cardiologist

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J.R. Bockoven, MD

Associate Clinic Director; Director of Outreach Education, Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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John Clark, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Vanessa Hormaza, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Brandon Jones

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Wasim Khan, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Stephen Manu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Chandrakant R. Patel, MD

Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Alistair Phillips, MD

Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Ashish Saini, MD, FACC

Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiologist

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Grace Smith, MD, FACC

Director, Heart Center Mahoning Valley; Associate Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Brandon Smith, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Robert Stewart, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Surgeon

Ira Taub, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Christine Tracy, MD, FACC

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Robert VandeKappelle Jr, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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David Waight, MD, FSCAI

Director, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Frances Feesler, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Colleen Handwork, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Rachael Passodelis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Erin Smith, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Kathyrn Wheller, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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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.

Health Screening Station Ahead Sign

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.