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Joseph Congeni, MD

Director, Sports Medicine; The Scala Family Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine; Sports Medicine Physician

Congeni, Jonathan MD
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Dr. Congeni is the medical director of Akron Children’s Sports Medicine department and The Scala Family Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine. He 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 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.

Sports Medicine, Akron
Medical School:
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Pediatrics: Akron Children's, Akron, OH
Sports Medicine: Akron Children's, Akron, OH
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics; Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University;Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine, Ohio University Colleg
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • University of Akron Nutrition/Dietetics Programs Advisory Board
Special Interests:
Musculoskeletal injury evaluation and treatment of medical problems in athletes, advocating for young athletes
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  • Best Doctors 2015-2016

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