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Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD

Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr. Bilge-Johnson is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and medical director of the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at Akron Children’s Hospital. She’s been practicing since 1998 and with Akron Children’s since 2008. She is a graduate of the Medical School of Istanbul and completed her residency in psychodrama at Bakirkoy Mental Hospital in Istanbul and a child and adolescent psychiatry residency at Istanbul Medical School. Additionally, she completed a psychiatry residency through Northeast Ohio Medical University and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Akron Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Bilge-Johnson has authored numerous articles, presented extensively on child psychiatry, and has been the recipient of several awards for her work, including the AACAP News’ mentor of the year. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bilge-Johnson is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology
Medical School:
Medical School of Istanbul, Turkey
Psychiatry: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
Board Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association


  • Chair, Medical Staff Advisory Committee
  • Chair, GME Wellbeing Committee
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