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We are ranked among one of the best children's hospitals in the country for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. We combine our expertise of diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system with an understanding of childhood medical disorders and the special needs of children and their families.

We have the special training and experience to treat your child’s the nervous system problems, working with pediatricians and other primary care doctors as needed. For children with complex or serious medical issues such as epilepsy, their care team may also include behavioral and neuropsychologists, developmental and behavioral pediatricians and pediatric neurosurgeons.

We use a variety of tests and procedures to obtain an accurate diagnosis, such as cerebral angiography, EEG, EMG, nerve conduction velocity testing and transcranial Doppler. We may also use neuropsychological testing to assess cognitive development and function.

We stay up on the latest advances in the treatment of neurologic conditions, such as a ketogenic diet for reducing the number of seizures associated with epilepsy or cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback training for managing chronic headaches.

Conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Seizure disorders, including seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • Medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumors
  • Weakness, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular disorders
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Behavioral disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school failure, autism and sleep problems
  • Developmental disorders, including delayed speech or motor milestones, and coordination issues
  • Intellectual disability
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Metabolic and mitochondrial diseases

Locations

Contact Neurology

330-543-2778

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Neurology
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 4
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Neurology, Beachwood
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, Beachwood
Akron Children's Health Center, Beachwood
3733 Park East Drive
Suite 230
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
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Neurology, Boardman
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1144
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Neurology, North Canton
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Neurology, Medina
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, Medina
Akron Children's Pediatric Primary and Specialty Care, Medina
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Neurology, Norwalk
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, Norwalk
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Neurology, Warren
Akron Children's Pediatric Neurology, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44484
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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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Michael Kohrman
Michael Kohrman, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Neurologist

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Physicians/Providers:

Abdalla Abdalla, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Michael DiSano, MD

Pediatric Epileptologist

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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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Kelsey Merison, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Chinasa Nwankwo, MD

Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist

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Monica Rondinelli, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Ian Rossman, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Ronald Seese, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Bijina Shrestha, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Stephen Steiner, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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M. Cristina Victorio, MD

Director, Headache Program; Pediatric Neurologist

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Lucyna Zawadzki, MD

Director, Pediatric Epileptology; Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

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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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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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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Haley MacEwen, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Paul Moore, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Kristina Muhleman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Jared Pennington, PhD, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Allison Wilson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Open Clinical Studies

Alpers Huttenlocher Natural History Study (Alpers)

We are conducting this study to understand the history of AHS, a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by seizures, liver dysfunction and progressive developmental regression that leads to early death. Through this study we will determine if there are connections between a patient’s medical history and onset of AHS as well as the relationship between signs and symptoms of presentation of AHS and severity and survival of AHS.

Children born with this disorder will appear heathy at birth and usually develop normally until the onset of their illness. Most patients with AHS will show symptoms of this illness between 2-4 years of age and a smaller group of patients show symptoms for between 17-24 years of age.

For more information on the Alpers-HuttenLocher Syndrome, visit:

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/alpers-huttenlocher-syndrome#diagnosis

For complete study information, visit:  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03034512?term=alpers-huttenlocher&rank=1

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Currently recruiting



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