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Includes specialty programs: Turner Syndrome Center / Thyroid Program

Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology

When it comes to treating diabetes and endocrine disorders in kids, Akron Children's Hospital ranks as one of the best among children's hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. We have a team of board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, nurse practitioners and nurses who specialize in the care of children with growth, puberty, diabetes or other hormonal disorders. We are also recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.

Only one focus: kids.

If your child has problems with growth, puberty, diabetes or other disorders related to the hormones or the endocrine glands that produce them, we are here to help. 

We understand the special needs of growing children. Hormone problems that affect growth or sexual development can have significant effects on a child's physical and emotional well-being. We have the specialized knowledge and experience in diagnosing, treating and managing hormone disorders at all stages of childhood and the teen years.

Conditions we treat.

Endocrine problems affecting children are often quite different from those commonly seen in adults. We specialize in conditions as they relate to a child's growth and development. These include:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Diabetes
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Growth problems, such as short stature
  • Low blood pressure (hypoglycemia)
  • Metabolism disorders
  • Obesity caused by an endocrine imbalance
  • Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer

We offer multi-disciplinary care of children with thyroid nodules and cancer, and specialized care of children with cystic fibrosis and Turner syndrome.

Shared medical appointments.

If you're concerned about the wait time until your next office visit, you may want to consider a shared medical appointment. Led by a physician, nurse educator or dietitian, these appointments are held in a group setting on the first and second Wednesday of each month.

We group patients by age and health concerns so we can better address a child's specific medical condition and provide you with the opportunity to connect with others with similar needs. We also complete lab work and refill medications. Physicals are conducted by a physician in a private room prior to the appointment.

Shared medical appointments last 90 minutes and typically provide patients and their families with more information than they would've received at a one-on-one appointment. 






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Diabetes & Endocrinology
Akron Children's Hospital Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 6400
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Endocrinology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology, Boardman
Building A
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-8047
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Endocrinology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Endocrinology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Endocrinology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Endocrinology, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Endocrinology, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Endocrinology, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology, Warren
Akron Children's Health Center
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Martin, MD

Interim Medical Director, Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology; Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Adrian Araya, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Jaime Haidet, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist


Ryan Heksch, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist


Mamatha Kambalapalli, MD

Director, Pediatric Thyroid Program; Pediatric Endocrinologist


Alicia Lowes, DO

Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Endocrinologist


Rathna Mandalapu, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist


Natinder Saini, MD

Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Mahoning Valley; Pediatric Endocrinologist


Bradley Van Sickle, MD, PhD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Amy Albrecht, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Lisa Davis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Co-Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Sarah Livesay, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner


Stephanie Marszal, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Angela Moulton, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Melanie Shoaf, 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.

Diabetes Camp Update

At Akron Children’s Hospital, our top priority is the health and safety of patients. Due to coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns, we are canceling Diabetes Camp this year. We look forward to bringing Diabetes Camp back in 2021!

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

adrenal disorders, ambiguous genitalia, calcium and bone disorders, childhood obesity, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, cushing's syndrome, delayed puberty, diabetes, disorders of mineral metabolism, disorders of sexual development, growth disorders, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, marfan syndrome, metabolic bone disease, PKU, pancreatitis, parathyroid disorders, pheochromocytoma, precocious puberty, premature thelarche, short stature, thyroid disease, turner syndrome

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