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We rank among one of the best children's hospitals in the country in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. We're committed to providing your child with the latest and most in-depth care possible for whatever neurological disease or disorder he faces. We take a compassionate, family-centered approach to care to ensure your child's unique neurologic and developmental needs are met.

Only one focus: kids.

We provide surgical treatment for diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves in infants, children, teens and young adults. This includes a variety of procedures addressing such conditions as intractable epilepsy, brain and spine tumors, trauma involving the central nervous system, congenital brain and spine malformations, and cerebrovascular anomalies.

We actively support our mission to provide the safest and highest quality care by implementing the use of advanced technology. One example is ROSA, a robotic neurosurgical assistant that allows us to perform procedures more quickly, and with greater accuracy. ROSA aids in minimally invasive implantation of electrodes into the brain to provide in-depth monitoring of electrical activity in children with seizures.

Our patients benefit by undergoing safer, less invasive procedures, and less time under general anesthesia. Cutting-edge technology coupled with our specialized skill and training ensure children receive exceptional neurosurgical care.

Care beyond the OR.

Our commitment to your child's care doesn’t stop in the operating room. Neurosurgical problems in children are often quite different from those commonly seen in adults and frequently require long term care. 

In addition to requiring surgery, children diagnosed with brain or spinal cord injuries and diseases may also experience widespread developmental effects. That's why we work closely with pediatric neurologists, pediatric epileptologists, neuropsychologists, physiatrists and developmental and behavioral pediatricians to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.

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Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 4500
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Our Doctors/Providers

Tsulee Chen
Tsulee Chen, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Alisha Bauer
Alisha Bauer, MSN, RN, CPN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Shawnelle Contini
Shawnelle Contini, PA-C

Lead Advanced Practice Provider

Angela Davis
Angela Davis, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Amanda Delaratta, CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Douglas
Vanessa Douglas, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Christina Fox-Akers, CNPN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Andrea Hoverstock
Andrea Hoverstock, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Gwyneth Hughes
Gwyneth Hughes, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Kristina Muhleman
Kristina Muhleman, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Jared Pennington, MHS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jacob Sisko
Jacob Sisko, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Kelly Wiseman, PA-C

Physician Assistant


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