The Department of Pediatrics is part of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Division of Clinical Sciences. The department faculty is made up practicing health care professionals from NEOMED-affiliated hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio who volunteer their time to train University students in clinical settings. These volunteer faculty members model the University’s core values in their daily practice, and their teaching and mentoring of medical students.

Department chair

Michael Forbes, M.D., is professor and interim chair of the NEOMED Department of Pediatrics. He is associate chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital and medical director for hospital-based specialties.

Dr. Forbes is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Pittsburgh Children’s of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Jenise Jimenez
Phone: 330.543.3256

Department Chair

Michael Forbes, M.D.
Phone: 330.543.3256

Department of Pediatrics

College of Medicine at NEOMED