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Pediatric Thyroid Program

The Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatric Thyroid Program is dedicated to unique medical needs of children and adolescents with thyroid disease. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with various thyroid conditions including thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. 

Our team of pediatric experts helps manage every facet of a patient’s care, providing coordinated access to specialists in

  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Pediatric surgery and pediatric otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pathology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Social work

Conditions we treat:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Why choose us? 

The Akron Children’s Pediatric Thyroid Program is home to a multidisciplinary team of experts who will coordinate care and work with families and their children to determine the best treatment plan available. Our program provides state-of-the-art facilities for diagnosing and treating a wide range of thyroid conditions.

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Pediatric Thyroid Program
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Thyroid Program, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Mamatha Kambalapalli
Mamatha Kambalapalli, MD

Director, Pediatric Thyroid Program; Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Scott Boulanger, MD

Director, Pediatric General Surgery; Pediatric General Surgeon


Shankar Srinivas Ganapathy, MD

Division Director, MRI - Neuroradiology; Pediatric Radiologist

Justin Huntington, MD

Pediatric General Surgeon


Emily Janitz, DO

Pediatric Radiologist

Matthew Keisling, DO, FCAP, FASCP

Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology; Pathologist

Janice McDaniel, MD

Director, Interventional Radiology; Pediatric Interventional Radiologist

Marc Nelson, MD, MS

Director, Center for Hearing and Communicative Disorders; Complex Pediatric Otolaryngologist


Paul Wong, MD

Pediatric Radiologist


What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.

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Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.

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