Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist with Neuro Oncology

Akron, OH
Oncology (Cancer)


Job Description

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking a BC/BE pediatric hematologist/oncologist with neuro-oncology as a clinical focus who will serve as a faculty member at the assistant/associate professor level. Fellowship training in pediatric neuro-oncology is desirable.  This individual will provide clinical care, actively participate in clinical research and quality improvement work, and teach medical students, pediatric house officers and fellows.  Akron Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital with an AGMCE accredited Hematology/Oncology fellowship training program and a medical school affiliation with Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Programs at the Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders include hematology, oncology, stem cell and marrow transplantation, a state-funded sickle cell program and regional hemostasis and thrombosis center.  Hematology/oncology care is provided at our hospital in Akron, our Beeghly campus in Boardman, Ohio, and satellite clinics.  The Hematology/Oncology team is currently comprised of nine faculty members, 15 advanced practice providers and 3 fellows.

Each year the center cares for approximately 100 new oncology patients, 15 stem cell/marrow transplant patients, 170 sickle cell patients and 450 bleeding disorder patients.  The staff also manages 8,500 outpatient visits and 5000 inpatient encounters annually.  Akron Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, a pediatric transplant center approved by the National Marrow Donor Program, one of only 9 pediatric cancer centers in the country verified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and offers access to phase 1 agents as a member of the Advanced Cancer Therapies Network.

Hospital Overview

Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio. We are nationally ranked by US News and World Report in four pediatric subspecialties, and offer an integrated healthcare delivery system. We are the only freestanding children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio and were recently named by Modern Healthcare as the fastest growing children’s hospital in the country.

Centered around two free-standing pediatric hospitals and 27+ primary care offices, the Akron Children’s Hospital system provides services at nearly 90 locations across an urban, suburban and rural region of the Midwest United States.  The hospital has 446 total beds throughout the system with 297 of those at the Akron campus. The services and subspecialties at Akron Children’s Hospital spans the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care. The regional burn center treats both adults and children and enjoys excellent community support. 

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 minutes south of Cleveland.  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 gaining a reputation as a world-class center for research and development in a variety of high-tech industries, and has become a premier destination to work, live, play, shop and dine! 

Qualified candidates may submit their CV via e-mail to lschapel@akronchildrens.org. To learn more, visit our website at www.akronchildrens.org or call (330) 543-5082.



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