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Sports Medicine Center

Athletes know that teamwork is an important element of success – and teamwork is what sets Akron Children’s Hospital apart from other sports medicine providers. Our sports medicine team diagnoses and treats sports- and activity-related injuries. We work closely with Akron Children’s orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists who specialize in sports rehabilitation.

Every athlete receives a customized treatment plan and guidance on how to prevent future injuries. We offer sports psychology to help athletes with sports performance and recovery from injury, along with a sports nutritionist to teach athletes how to fuel their bodies. Our goal is to help young athletes return to the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible.

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Why Akron Children's

Providers specializing in:
Sports and recreational injuries, Concussion care, Sports psychology and nutrition, Dance and gymnastics injuries, Ultrasound-guided injections

High schools where Akron Children’s provides certified athletic trainers


Joseph Congeni, MD

Dr. Congeni is the medical director of Akron Children’s Sports Medicine department and specializes in musculoskeletal injury evaluation and treatment of medical problems in athletes. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Congeni completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital and has been in practice since 1988. He is board certified in pediatrics with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. Dr. Congeni is a strong advocate for young athletes which he supports through committee involvement and published research. He’s also a frequent featured expert in the media for his insight on young athletes and youth sports.

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Locations

Contact Sports Medicine

330-543-8260

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Sports Medicine Center
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Center, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 7
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3851
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Sports Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1946
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Sports Medicine, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
Fax: 330-342-8504
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Sports Medicine, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Sports Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Sports Medicine, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Services, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 28
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Joseph Congeni
Joseph Congeni, MD

Director, Sports Medicine; Sports Medicine Physician

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Physicians/Providers:

Michelle Burke, MD

Medical Director, School Health Services; Sports Medicine Physician

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S. Derrick Eddy, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

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Julie Kerr, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

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Zaid Khatib, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist; Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director; Sports Medicine Physician

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Michelle Levitt, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician

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Christopher Liebig, MD

Medical Director, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley; Sports Medicine Physician

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Brian Reilly, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

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Aaron Sweeney, MD

Pediatrician; Sports Medicine Physician

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Allyson Weldon, PhD

Sports Psychologist

John Wigal, II, DO

Pediatrician; Sports Medicine Physician

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Tamara Murray, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse practitioner

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Other Providers:

Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CEDS-S

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor; Registered Dietitian; Certified Diabetes Educator

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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.


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

ACL injury, Concussion, Female Athlete Triad, MCL Injuries, Meniscal Cartilage Tears, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteochondritis Dissecans, PCL Injuries, Stress Fracture, Tendinitis



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