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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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With about 100,000 patient visits a year, we have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of emergencies in infants, children, teens and young adults. We're familiar with the vast differences in children's anatomy, injuries and illnesses, and are able to provide treatment that meets their unique medical needs.

Akron Children's Hospital's experienced team of pediatric board-certified doctors, nurses, technicians and child life specialists have special training and knowledge in pediatric emergency medicine. We understand children have different muscular, skeletal, vascular and neurological systems from adults, and they're at higher risk for head injuries and blood loss.

If your child or teen is experiencing a mental health crisis, our Akron ER offers behavioral health emergency services with staff trained to evaluate and treat children and teens who present with mental and behavioral problems. The unit includes five rooms with muted colors and safety features designed to create a calming environment that can minimize anxiety and aggression.

To provide a safe, secure environment for our patients, visitors and staff, we screen all patients, families and visitors entering our Akron and Beeghly campus emergency departments.

  • A public safety officer will inspect all bags and ask visitors to pass through a metal detector to check for weapons, illegal drugs and other dangerous items.
  • Patients needing immediate attention will be assisted by ED staff and screened with a hand-held device once the patient is stabilized in an exam room.
  • Patients arriving by ambulance will be screened by a hand-held device once they are stabilized in an exam room. Visitors arriving by ambulance may be screened by hand-held device or asked to walk through the metal detector.

Legally possessed items not permitted to enter the ER may be stored in the owner’s vehicle or secured by the Public Safety officer in a locker during the visitor’s stay. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping us ensure everyone’s safety at the hospital.

Locations

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ER, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital Emergency Room, Akron
Kay Jewelers Pavilion
177 West Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44302
Fax: 330-543-3761
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ER, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Emergency Room, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-9211
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Laura Pollauf
Laura Pollauf, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician; Medical Staff Past President

Physicians/Providers:

Naa Adorkor Allotey, MD

Director, Emergency Medical Services; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Lauren Archer, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Barnes, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Edward Beatty, DO

Emergency Medicine Physician

Bruce Benton, MD

Pediatric Emergency Physician

Michael Billow, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Crista Cerrone, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Jessica Chen, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Mary Costello, MD

Site Director, Mahoning Valley Emergency Services; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Heather DeVault, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Gregg DiGiulio, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Urgent Care; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Osama El-Assal, MD, PhD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

John Yahya Golestan, MD, FAAPEM

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Adarsh Gupta, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Crystal Joyce, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Sarah Kline Krammes, MD

Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Timothy Lee, MD

Medical Director, Akron Campus Emergency Department; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

James Lee, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Seth Linakis, MD, MA

Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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R. Esther Lutes, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician

David Magoolaghan, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Huwaida Mansour, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Emily McFerren, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Lisa Miyatake, DO

Pediatrician

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Lauren Ousley, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Cortney Owoc, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Danielle Paulin, DO, MA, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Amy Petrunak, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Maria Ramundo, MD, MSEd, CPE

Director, Pediatric Residency Program; Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

James Rectenwald, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Shawn Robinson, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Christopher Sarkis, MD

Pediatrician

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Reem Sarkis, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician

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Emily Scott, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Eric Singer, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Sudershan Subedi, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Daniel Tabaka, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

John Wigal, II, DO

Pediatrician; Sports Medicine Physician

Thomas Wolski, Jr., DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Sara Cornelius, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Jennifer Duve, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Laura Etling-Shwonek, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Carrie Litten, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jenny Michel, DNP, APRN-CNP

Director of the office of Advanced Practice; Chair, APP Credentials Committee; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Tawny Miller, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Melanie Shoaf, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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