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Job Requisition Number 18777

Pediatric Surgeon

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to building a diverse workforce – one that reflects our patient population and represents the communities we serve. Whether you’re a resident, a physician early in your career, or a seasoned physician with years of experience, Akron Children’s Hospital has something different that’s hard to explain. You feel it in the atmosphere as soon as you enter through the doors. You experience it every day with your colleagues, staff, patients, and their families. Once you’re here, you know you’re home.

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Pediatric Surgeon to join our Division of Pediatric Surgery. We are a dynamic academic division dedicated to providing exceptional patient care, education, and research. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside six experienced colleagues, contribute to the education of rotating general surgery residents, and benefit from robust support from our 24/7 Advanced Practice Provider (APP) service.

Key Responsibilities:

· Provide expert surgical care to pediatric patients, including advanced minimally invasive surgery techniques.

· Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to enhance patient outcomes and contribute to the growth of our programmatic offerings.

· Teach and mentor rotating general surgery residents, fostering their growth in pediatric surgery Contribute to research and academic activities to elevate our division's academic profile.


· Board-certified or board-eligible Pediatric Surgeon

· Early or mid-career candidates are encouraged to apply.

· A strong interest in academic pursuits, including teaching and research.

· Proficiency in advanced minimally invasive surgery techniques

· Commitment to providing exceptional patient-centered care.


· Access to cutting-edge technology and resources

· Opportunities for academic and professional development

· Collaborative and supportive work environment where teamwork and innovation thrive.

· Opportunities to engage in our strategic plan for programmatic growth and multidisciplinary clinics.

Academic Appointment:

An academic appointment commensurate with experience will be provided through the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), further enhancing your academic and professional standing.

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our pediatric patients while fostering a culture of innovation, education, and collaboration. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of children and their families while advancing your career in pediatric surgery.

This position is a 501(c)(3) site which qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Federal government.

This opportunity offers:

· Attractive guaranteed base salary

· Starting Bonus

· Quality and Productivity Bonuses

· Comprehensive benefits package

· Occurrence based malpractice

· Relocation assistance 

· Generous vacation and CME time/money

· Student loan repayment strategies

Hospital Overview

Akron Children's has been caring for children since 1890. With two hospital campuses, 6 regional health centers and 50+ primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we’re making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. We also partner with other health systems to bring our neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their community hospitals.

Ranked among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by Newsweek in 2022 and 2023, Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio. With more than a million

patient visits a year, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children through quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and medical discover for more than 130 years! Children aren’t just a segment of our focus; they are our focus. The services at Akron Children’s Hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care.

Akron Children’s Hospital is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Northeast Ohio and the 8th largest children’s hospital in the country. We are a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University is available and commensurate with experience. 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.

The resources available to our physicians, the cutting-edge technology, the collaboration from all departments and the cohesive nature in which we work allow us to live our mission and truly treat every child as we would our own.

Community Overview:

It’s something you know as soon as you experience it. Our communities — the Northeast Ohio community — are deeply ingrained into our work, our volunteerism, and our daily lives. We are truly a part of the communities we serve, and the communities are a part of us. You’ll be proud to tell people you meet that you work at Akron Children’s as their faces light up and they tell you their own connection to the Hospital. Working at Akron Children’s gives you so many opportunities to live in, work in and love Northeast Ohio.

Runners, hikers, bikers, and families who like to explore have plenty of options including the recreation of the Towpath Trail. The 110-mile towpath trail from Cleveland to below Canton offers places of tranquility, and hidden views of wildlife. Sports are a way of life in our region with many private and public golf courses as well as numerous lakes for fishing, boating, and sailing. Not far from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we also offer many sports opportunities for youth as well as adults including basketball, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, tennis and more.

From major league attractions to small-town appeal, Northeast Ohio area 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 offers outdoor enthusiasts more than 40,000 acres of parks for year-round enjoyment. Northeast Ohio has become a premier destination to work, live, play, shop and dine.

Visit to learn more or apply online or contact Lori Schapel at for more details.

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