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Includes specialty programs: Cystic Fibrosis Center / Sleep Medicine

Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center

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.

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Locations

Contact Pulmonary Medicine

330-543-8885

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Pulmonary Medicine, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
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Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1144
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Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center, Boston Heights
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Pulmonary Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Pulmonary Medicine, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Norwalk
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Pulmonary Medicine, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Pulmonary Function Lab
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Function Lab
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-5243
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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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David Drees, MD, MMSc

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Physician

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Rashed Durgham, MD

Medical Director, Respiratory Care; Pediatric Intensivist

George Kefalas, MD

Pulmonologist; Internist

Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Sarah Love, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Starla Martinez, MD, FAAP

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

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Brent Martinez, MD

Pulmonologist

Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

Director, Lewis H Walker CF Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist; Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Michael Pena, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist

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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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Erin Shipley, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Christine Singh, MSN, APRN-CNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner

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Some of the Conditions We Treat...

cystic fibrosis, asthma, recurrent respiratory infections, obstructive sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease, chronic cough, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adenovirus, Airway Obstruction, Bronchiolitis, Bronchitis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumocystis Pneumonia, Pneumonia, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Transient Tachypnea - Newborn, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Stenosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Airway Obstruction, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Cystic Fibrosis, Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Sleep Disorders



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