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New pathology chair joins Akron Children's Hospital

09-01-2017 (Akron, Ohio )

Jennifer Baccon, MD, PhD, has joined Akron Children’s as the chair of pathology. She previously served as director of Foundational Medical Sciences, associate director of the MD/PhD program and director of pathology undergraduate medical education at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.


Dr. Baccon received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she also received a doctorate in cell and molecular biology. She completed an anatomic pathology residency and a neuropathology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Baccon is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology with subspecialty certification in anatomic pathology and neuropathology.


As the chair of Akron Children’s pathology department, she will help advance the capabilities of the hospital’s cytogenetics, molecular diagnostic, virology and electron microscopy labs, as well as neuropathology and fetal pathology services.


Dr. Baccon resides in Hudson with her family.