11.19.2013 – Director, Pediatric Epileptology

Director, Pediatric Epileptology – Akron Children's Hospital

starts: 11/19/2013
ends: 02/28/2014

Ranked a Best Children’s Hospital® by US News and World Report in Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Neurodevelopmental Science Center (NDSC) at Akron Children’s Hospital seeks a Board Certified Pediatric Epileptologist with additional subspecialty certification in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy to lead and expand our Epilepsy program.

The program features a 4-bed Epileptology Monitoring Unit with 24/7 staffing and additional continuous monitoring capabilities located in the ICU and other locations throughout the hospital. Our new 3T MRI combined with an advanced OR navigational system provide high-resolution guidance for our two trained pediatric epilepsy neurosurgeons.

The successful candidate will be an excellent clinician with previous leadership and management experience and a strong commitment to resident education. He/she will be responsible for the expansion of current programs as well as development and growth. Akron Children’s Hospital has an affiliation with Northeast Ohio Medical University where an academic appointment will be supported commensurate with experience. A competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package, paid time off, CME, malpractice, health and disability insurance, and relocation are a few of the standard benefits available.

The NDSC brings together 6 pediatric specialties – Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physiatry, Neuropsychology and Psychology under one roof to deliver the best outcomes and quality of life for patients. The Division of Neurology is comprised of eight neurologists and six nurse practitioners. Under the leadership of Dr. Roger Hudgins, Director of Neurosurgery and the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, and Dr. Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN, Director of Pediatric Neurology, the center provides other specialty services for children including but not limited to:


• Autism or Asperser syndrome

•Behavioral and emotional disorders,

ADD and learning disorders

•Brain Injury Program

•Cognitive Disabilities and delayed development

•Movement and motor tone disorders

•Neuro-gentic and Neuro-Metabolic disorders

•Fetal Neurology and High Risk Neonatal follow up

•Language Disorders

• Myelodysplasia and other physical disabilities



Hospital Overview

Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, serving over 600,000 patients each year. With two free-standing pediatric hospitals and 20+ primary care offices, the Akron Children’s Hospital system provides services at nearly 80 locations across an urban, suburban and rural region of Ohio. The services and subspecialties at Akron Children’s the hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care. The hospital is listed as HealthCares “Most Wired”® designation and integrated to the Epic EMR in 2012. The operational strategy and population base has positioned the hospital well for healthcare policy changes.

Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care, and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute. Quality is a strategic focus of Akron Children’s Hospital through the Mark A. Watson Center for Operations Excellence, using tools such as Lean Six Sigma.

Community Overview

Akron Children’s Hospital is set in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley, just 40 miles south of Cleveland, and the epicenter of the population of Northeast Ohio. From major league attractions to small-town appeal, the greater Akron area and Northeast Ohio has something for everyone. The area is rich in history and cultural diversity, and provides a stimulating blend of outstanding educational, cultural and recreational resources. This four-season community will have outdoor enthusiasts thrilled with over 40,000 acres of Metro Parks for year round enjoyment. Northeast Ohio is a world-class center for research and development in a variety of high-tech industries, and has become a premiere destination to work, live, play, shop and dine!

Lori Schapel
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308