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Akron Children's Hospital names NICU Regional Director

01-24-2018 (Mahoning Valley, Ohio )

Barbara Clouser, M.D., has joined Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley as regional director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In her role, she will oversee Akron Children’s NICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman, the Special Care Nursery at the hospital’s Beeghly campus and the Special Care Nursery at St. Joseph Hospital Warren.

Dr. Clouser most recently served as director of the West Penn NICU at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pa. Prior to that position, she was the director of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s Special Care Nursery at Beeghly and the NICU at St. Elizabeth.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Clouser completed her pediatric residency at the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. She then completed her fellowship in neonatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.    

Led by a team of neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and surgical subspecialties, Akron Children’s Neonatology department offers intensive care to sick and premature newborns. The most common prenatal conditions the hospital treats are breathing, intestinal and surgical problems, congenital heart defects, prematurity and very low birth weight.

Dr. Clouser is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal. She resides in Mars, Pa., with her husband. She has 5 children and 3 grandchildren.