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Pediatric Neuromuscular 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. We developed a specialized program to evaluate and treat infants, children, teens and young adults with muscular dystrophy, inherited disorders characterized by progressive muscle weakness, and loss of muscle tissue.

Specialized care.

Our clinic brings together the different specialists whose expertise is needed to care for children with neuromuscular disorders. That means your child will be able to see his specialists at the same time, in the same place. And it means we all work closely with each other to develop the best therapeutic plan for your child.

Our team includes pediatric neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, orthopedists, geneticists, palliative care specialists, psychologists and social worker. Occasionally, our team also includes specialists from gastroenterology and pediatric intensive care.

Types of conditions we treat.

While we treat the full range of neuromuscular disorders, the most common forms we treat are Duchenne’s, Becker’s and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies. We also treat Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and spinal muscular atrophy.

We provide treatments that address the underlying disease and other medical concerns associated with your child’s disorder. If necessary, we will evaluate your child for therapy, bracing and equipment.

Our goal is to help patients and families live as normal, productive lives as possible.

Locations/Contact Us

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Neuromuscular Clinic
Akron Children's Hospital Neuromuscular Clinic, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 4400
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Kathryn Mosher
Kathryn Mosher, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist; Director, Neuromuscular Clinic


Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, MD

Director, Pediatric Palliative Care; Pediatric Palliative Care Physician; Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, M.D. Leadership Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care


Matthew Ginsberg, MD

Pediatric Neurologist


Stephen Manu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist


Todd Ritzman, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics; Director, Spine Program; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Accepting New Patients


Ian Rossman, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist


Debbie Toder, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Testing Lab & Ventilator and Respiratory Technology Program; Pediatric Pulmonologist

Accepting New Patients


Catherine Ward-Melver, MD

Clinical Geneticist

Other Providers:

Taylor Lewis, OT

Occupational Therapist