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NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Includes specialty programs: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics / Mitochondrial Center / Neurobehavioral Health / Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic / Neuromuscular Clinic / Neurology / Neurosurgery / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation / Myelo Clinic

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We are ranked among the best children's hospitals in the country for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. At our NeuroDevelopmental Science Center (NDSC), we bring together 5 pediatric specialties under one roof to deliver the best outcomes and quality of life for children and families affected by neurological and developmental disorders.

We are dedicated to easing the circumstances each step of the way, from referral to diagnosis to treatment. Our goal is to provide care that enriches you and your child's quality of life.

Our center includes pediatric experts in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, neurobehavioral psychology, neurology, neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Our team approach ensures your child receives all the services they need for complex medical conditions, ranging from autism spectrum and neuromuscular disorders to epilepsy and mitochondrial diseases. We tailor our services to your child's individual needs so they can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Locations

Contact NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

330-543-2778

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NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Akron Children's NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 4
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Bruce H. Cohen
Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN

Chair, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center; Philip H. Maynard Chair in NeuroDevelopmental Science Fund; Chairman, American Academy of Neurology Advocacy Committee; Pediatric Neurologist

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Physicians/Providers:

Abdalla Abdalla, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Micah Baird, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Physiatry; Medical Director, Rehabilitation; Pediatric Physiatrist

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Jacqueline Branch, MD, FAAP

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician

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Elle Brennan, PhD

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

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Allison Burke, PhD, ABPP

Director, Autism Diagnostic Clinic; Child and Adolescent Psychologist

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Tsulee Chen, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Michael DiSano, MD

Pediatric Epileptologist

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Jessica Foster, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; The Venner Family Endowed Chair in Autism; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

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Matthew Ginsberg, MD

The James F. and Marguerite A. Pearson Endowed Chair in NeuroDevelopmental Sciences for Rare Diseases; Pediatric Neurologist

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Allison Griesmer, PhD

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

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Kathleen Hassara, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Katrina Hermetet, PhD, NCSP

Director, Division of Neurobehavioral Health; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Associate Director, Pediatric Psychology Fellowship; Program Director, School Success Clinic; Clinic Director, Tic and Tourette Service; Pediatric Psychologist

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Gwyneth Hughes, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Jeannette Iskander, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Joel Katz, DO

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Michael Kohrman, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Neurologist

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Diane Langkamp, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director, Neonatal Follow-up Clinic and Down Syndrome Program; Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

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Sarah Love, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Kelsey Merison, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Erica Montague Krapf, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Kathryn Mosher, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist; Director, Neuromuscular Clinic

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Christopher Najarian, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist; Director, Spasticity Clinic

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Chinasa Nwankwo, MD

Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist

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Melanie Rak, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist

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Monica Rondinelli, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Ian Rossman, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Bruna Schneider, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Shana Schuler, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist

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Ronald Seese, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Daniel Smith, MD

Director, Myelomeningocele Clinic; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

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Kristen Stefanski, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

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Stephen Steiner, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Nicole Swain, PsyD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist

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M. Cristina Victorio, MD

Director, Headache Program; Pediatric Neurologist

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Brittney Williams, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Lucyna Zawadzki, MD

Director, Pediatric Epileptology; Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Taryn Basel, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Alisha Bauer, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Bridget Becka, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Sandra Bennett, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Pediatric Mental Health Specialist

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Francesca Carra, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Kristin Cole, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Shawnelle Contini, MSHS, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Angela Davis, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Amanda Delaratta, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Margaret Dell, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Christina Fox-Akers, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Danielle Freeman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Sarah Harris, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Melissa Huelsman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Mozhdeh Jucikas, MSN, APRN-CNP

Coordinator, Epilepsy Surgery Program; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Dianne Kulasa-Luke, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Tiffany Leonard, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Haley MacEwen, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Paul Moore, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Carolyn Muha, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Kristina Muhleman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Jared Pennington, PhD, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Jacob Sisko, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Kelsey Tasker, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Allison Wilson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Kelly Wiseman, PA-C

Co-Director, Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Program; Physician Assistant

Other Providers:

Phillip Hodge, MS, CSP

Patient Navigator; Psychometrist

Taylor Lewis, OT

Occupational Therapist

Betsy Newlon, BA

Operations Supervisor, Neurobehavioral Health

Samantha Konen, BSN, RN

Myelo Clinic Program Coordinator

Roshawnda Wynn, OT

Occupational Therapist


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Aneurysms, anomalies of cortical development, apraxia, arachnoid cyst, arachnoid granulation, arteriovenous malformations, Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, bell's palsy, brain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, Chiari malformation, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Cushing’s syndrome, down syndrome, dyslexia, encephalitis, encephalocele, ependymoma, epilepsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, headache, hypertonia, hypotonia, hypoxic-encephalopathy, migraines, mitochondrial disease, muscle spasticity, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, neurofibromatosis, neuromuscular disorders, Rett syndrome, seizures, spina bifida, tetanus, Tourette syndrome



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