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Overview

From diagnosis and medical management of common cardiac disorders to therapies for complex congenital heart conditions, we are committed to providing the most advanced medical and surgical care for infants, children and teens with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as for adults with congenital heart disease.

We have one focus: kids.

When it comes to repairing the smallest hearts, we provide complete cardiac care for congenital heart disease - from prenatal diagnosis through the transition to adulthood. One of the hallmarks of our center is hybrid care, which blends surgical and catheterization approaches to treat heart defects.

With hybrid care, pediatric heart surgeons work with interventional cardiologists to repair certain types of heart defects in small babies, who otherwise would have to wait until they're big enough to undergo open heart surgery. Our goal is to eliminate the need to stop the heart during surgery, as well as reduce the need for multiple heart surgeries. 

In recognition of our commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease, we've been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories in the areas of pediatric and fetal echocardiography.

Although congenital heart defects cannot be prevented, most of them can be treated medically or surgically. Physician assistants with training and experience in cardiac medicine coordinate all care before, during and after a heart catheterization procedure or surgery.

Cardiac care close to home.

We provide pediatric cardiology services in convenient locations throughout northeast Ohio. 

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Heart Center

330-543-8521

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Heart Center
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 5200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Cardiology, Beachwood
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
23250 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 325
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
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Cardiology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-629-7620
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Cardiology, Cleveland
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
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Cardiology, Concord
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
TriPoint Medical Center
7590 Auburn Road, Suite 214
Concord, Ohio 44077
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Cardiology, Lisbon
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
400 N. Market St.
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Fax: 330-424-7689
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Cardiology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 S. Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
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Cardiology, Marietta
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Services in 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 Specialty Care
3443 Medina Road, Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Cardiology, Middleburg Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
MetroHealth Medical Center
7800 Pearl Road
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
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Cardiology, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Ave
Canton, Ohio 44720
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Cardiology, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Cardiology, Sharon
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Sharon Regional Health System
740 E. State St.
Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
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Allergy & Immunology, Twinsburg
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
8054 Darrow Road, Suite 3
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
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Cardiology, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
The Market Place
5000 E. Market St., Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Cardiology, Wooster
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Subspecialty Care Building
546 Winter St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

J.R. Bockoven
J.R. Bockoven, MD

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

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Kristen Breedlove
Kristen Breedlove, PA-C

Manager, Cardiac Procedures; Physician Assistant

John Clark
John Clark, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Frances Feesler, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Colleen Handwork
Colleen Handwork, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Vanessa Hormaza
Vanessa Hormaza, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Mark Jacobstein
Mark Jacobstein, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Wasim Khan
Wasim Khan, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging; Pediatric Cardiologist

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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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Stephen Manu
Stephen Manu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Greg Padrutt
Greg Padrutt, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Rachael Passodelis
Rachael Weigand, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Chandrakant R. Patel
Chandrakant R. Patel, MD

Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Meagan Peek
Meagan Peek, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Gosta Pettersson, MD

Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Alistair Phillips, MD

Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Ashish Saini
Ashish Saini, MD, FACC

Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiologist

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Erin Smith
Erin Smith, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Grace Smith
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
Brandon Smith, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Michael Spector
Michael Spector, MD

Associate Division Director, Cardiovascular Surgery; Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Surgeon

Ira Taub
Ira Taub, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Christine Tracy
Christine Tracy, MD, FACC

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Robert VandeKappelle, Jr
Robert VandeKappelle Jr, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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David Waight
David Waight, MD

Director, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Kathyrn Wheller
Kathyrn Wheller, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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