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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
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 6500
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
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Pulmonary Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1144
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Pulmonary Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
6100 Whipple Ave NW
Main Entrance, take elevator to Level 2
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Pulmonary Medicine, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Pulmonary Medicine, Twinsburg
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
8054 Darrow Road, Suite 3
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
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Specialty Care, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
The Market Place
5000 E. Market St., Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Robert Abood
Robert Abood, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Pulmonologist

Rajeev Bhatia
Rajeev Bhatia, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab; Pediatric Pulmonologist

Elizabeth Bryson
Elizabeth Bryson, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jyoti Krishna
Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

LuAnn Kuhl
LuAnn Kuhl, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Starla Martinez
Starla Martinez, MD, FAAP

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

John McBride
John McBride, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist

Tiffany Morales
Tiffany Morales, MSN, RN, CPNP, AE-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Gregory Omlor
Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

Director, Lewis H Walker CF Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist

Sally Phillips
Sally Phillips, RD, CDE

Clinical Dietitian

Titus Sheers
Titus Sheers, MD

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Christine Singh
Christine Singh, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Heather Strawbridge
Heather Strawbridge, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist

Debbie Toder
Debbie Toder, MD, FAAP

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

Jamie Travis
Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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

Innovative Management Strategies for Pediatric Pneumonia in Ohio -- CHIRP

Worldwide, pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under five years of age. Akron Children's Hospital is one of six pediatric hospitals in Ohio, all members of the Ohio Children's Hospitals Association and the Children's Hospitals' Initiative for Research in Pneumonia (CHIRP), collaborating in a clinical research project with the ultimate goal of developing evidence-based, innovative management strategies for children with pneumonia.

In this trial we will observe how the body responds to an infection like pneumonia. The information we gather will help in the development of new ways of diagnosing and treating pneumonia.

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Currently recruiting