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Brian and Lisa Wagner Family Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic

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We are one of the few dedicated clinical programs for children with eosinophilic esophagitis, a growing cause of digestive system problems that's closely related to food and environmental allergens. The Akron Children's team includes pediatric specialists from allergy and immunology and gastroenterology who have special training and experience in treating this chronic immune system disease.

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) occurs when the body overreacts to an allergy-triggering food or substance in the throat, sending a toxic amount of specialized white blood cells to fight the allergen. The result can be inflammation and tissue damage in the esophagus.

Symptoms of EoE include:

  • Poor weight gain
  • Refusal to eat
  • Frequent vomiting with meals
  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty or discomfort with swallowing
  • Chest, throat or abdominal pain
  • Persistent cough

The only way to diagnose EoE is by an endoscopy with biopsies of the esophageal lining. Our patients work with one of our allergists and undergo extensive allergy testing. The testing will help us identify possible food and/or environmental causes of your child’s symptoms.


Contact Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic

330-543-0140 Appointments

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Allergy & Immunology, Akron
Akron Children's Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery Street
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44302
Fax: 330-543-5207
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Our Doctors/Providers


Christine Pasquarella, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Medical Director, Infusion Center

Accepting New Patients


Lisa Sammon, DO

Director, Allergy and Immunology; Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist

Accepting New Patients

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Mary George, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting New Patients


Dawn Keilin, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting New Patients


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

eosinophilic esophagitis, eoe, cyclic vomiting syndrome, esophageal reflux, food allergies, swallowing disorders

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