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Physician careers at Akron Children’s

Whether you’re a resident, a doctor starting 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.

100 Percent Dedicated to Kids: Physician Careers at Akron Children’s Hospital

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Since 1890, we’ve been committed to remaining a freestanding pediatric hospital (now two campuses) serving Northeast Ohio. Children aren’t just a segment of our focus, they are our focus. 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.

Complex cases, teaching and learning

These aren’t your basic, run-of-the-mill cases. These are the challenges you studied for, the challenges that push you to excellence. These are the families who travel distances to see you and to be treated at Akron Children's Hospital.

As a teaching hospital with one of the largest pediatric training programs in the country, we partner with area medical schools. We are devoted to providing countless opportunities to learn, teach, grow, lead and, ultimately, enhance pediatric medicine in our area and around the world.

Physician benefits

In addition to our comprehensive benefits program (download brochure), we offer our providers occurrence-based malpractice insurance, a 457(b) plan, generous vacation and holidays, an annual continuing medical education allowance and reimbursement for work-related expenses (Ohio license, DEA and first-time board exam fees). We also support our physicians with a wide array of special programs and services beyond traditional benefits.

Immersion into the community

It’s something you know as soon as you experience it. Our communities — the Akron community, the Northeast Ohio community — are deeply ingrained into our work, our volunteerism and our daily lives. We are truly a part of this community, and this community is 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.

Relocating to Northeast Ohio

Get to the heart(land) of it all in Akron! Northeast Ohio’s affordable housing, cost of living, four seasons and options for entertainment and relaxation keep you as satisfied personally as you are professionally.


Our locations

Akron Children’s has two hospital campuses in Northeast Ohio: one in Akron and the other in Boardman in the Mahoning Valley. In addition, we have more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations to ensure our patients and their families — regardless of where they live — have convenient access to the quality care for which Akron Children’s is known.


Hiring process

Though we have the option for physicians to apply directly online from our career website, many prospective physicians connect directly with our recruiters listed below. Either method is perfectly acceptable. When applying or connecting with a recruiter, please be sure to include your CV and the position for which you are interested.

At Akron Children's Hospital, the health and safety of our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors are of utmost importance. Prospective employees must pass nicotine, drug and background screenings before employment.

We value your time and expect to stay in close contact throughout this entire process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at any time. Our contact information is below.


Meet our recruiters

Lori Schapel, FASPR

Manager, Physician Recruitment
lschapel@akronchildrens.org (330) 543-5082

Shawna Roach, FASPR

Physician Recruiter
sroach@akronchildrens.org (330) 543-5080

Jane Hensley, FASPR

Physician Recruiter
jhensley@akronchildrens.org (330) 543-3015

Awards and Recognition

Our passion is felt every day in the way people care at every level. It is the kind of caring that brings us together and sets us apart.

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