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Developmental-behavioral pediatricians join Akron Children’s Hospital

Dr. Kristen Stefanski

08-29-2018 (Akron, Ohio)

Two physicians have joined Akron Children’s Hospital as developmental-behavioral pediatricians in the department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.

Kristen Stefanski, M.D., received her doctorate in medicine from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her pediatric residency was at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she also completed a developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellowship. She earned a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from The University of Dayton. She has a special interest in children with chronic medical conditions.

Dr. Stefanski resides in Brecksville with her husband and two sons.

Dr. Jacqueline Branch

Jacqueline Branch, M.D., received her doctorate in medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, and Chicago. She was a developmental behavioral pediatrics fellow at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a pediatric resident at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She also earned a master’s of science, special education and elementary education from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Dr. Branch has a special interest in coordinating patient care with school systems and parents and working in multidisciplinary clinics.

Dr. Branch resides in Medina with her husband, daughter and son.

Both new doctors see patients in Akron Children’s Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Department, which diagnoses and treats a range of developmental and behavioral problems in children. These include learning disorders; attention and behavioral disorders; tics, Tourette syndrome and other habit disorders; delayed development in speech, language, motor skills and thinking ability; developmental disabilities (cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, etc.); and behavioral and developmental problems complicating the range of pediatric chronic illnesses (epilepsy, prematurity, genetic disorders, etc.).

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