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Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center

Includes specialty programs: Cystic Fibrosis Center / Sleep Center

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Overview

We are ranked among one of the best children's hospitals in the country for pediatric pulmonology, according to U.S. News & World Report. If your child has breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs, we have the experience and qualifications to diagnose, treat and manage your child.

Specialized care.

Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians, pulmonary function technicians, dietitians, physical therapists and social worker provide diagnosis and treatment, education, case management and research for patients with all types of respiratory illnesses. These include common illnesses such as asthma and sleep disorders to more complex diseases such as cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. 

Our center includes a cystic fibrosis center, asthma education program, sleep center, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and pulmonary function testing lab. 

Types of conditions we treat.

We treat a wide range of respiratory symptoms and disorders, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Congenital abnormalities of airway and lung development
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung diseases of premature infants, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia (chronic lung disease)
  • Rare lung diseases, including interstitial lung disease and bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Recurrent respiratory infections and pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure and ventilator dependency
  • Sleep-disordered breathing, including central and obstructive apnea
  • Wheezing

Giving hope.

Our center was funded in large part by a donation from Akron residents Donald and Marcia Stone to recognize the vision and work of Donald’s brother, Dr. Robert T. Stone.

Dr. Stone was a member of Akron Children’s Hospital's medical staff between 1967-2016. From 1972-98, he also served as medical director of the hospital’s Lewis H. Walker Cystic Fibrosis Center.

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Pulmonary Medicine

330-543-8885

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Pulmonary Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 6500
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
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Pulmonary Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital
Building A
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1144
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Pulmonary Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Pulmonary Medicine, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Warren Health Center
Akron Children's Health Center, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Physicians/Providers:

Robert Abood, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab; Pediatric Pulmonologist

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Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Starla Martinez, MD, FAAP

Director, Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist

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John McBride, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist

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Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

Director, Lewis H Walker CF Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist

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Titus Sheers, MD

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

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Heather Strawbridge, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist

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Debbie Toder, MD, FAAP

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

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Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Elizabeth Bryson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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LuAnn Kuhl, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Tiffany Morales, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Christine Singh, MSN, APRN-CNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Open Clinical Studies

How children and adults with mitochondrial myopathy respond to exercise

We’re trying to learn how people with mitochondrial myopathy respond to exercise. Mitochondria are the body’s "power plants." They turn food into energy. If the "power plants” don’t make enough energy, muscles may grow weak.

We’re studying differences between mitochondrial myopathy patients and healthy children when exercising. An exercise test tells us about breathing, blood circulation and muscle function during exercise.

Such studies may lead to exercise testing as a way to diagnose and monitor mitochondrial myopathy patients.

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Currently recruiting


Currently recruiting