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Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center

Includes specialty programs: Cystic Fibrosis Center / Sleep Medicine

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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
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 6500
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
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Pulmonary Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Boardman
Building A
6505 Market Street
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
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
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
Suite 6500
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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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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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

Accepting New Patients

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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

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

https://www.akronchildrens.org/files/COVID-Inforgraphic.html

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.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

We are asking that only one caregiver accompanies a patient to the appointment. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

Health Screening Station Ahead Sign

Checking In and Screening of Visitors

When you arrive at Akron Children's, you will be met by a greeter who will take your temperature and ask you a few questions.

While in the waiting rooms, 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.

What Should I Do if I Suspect my Child has COVID?

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.