The Department of Pediatrics is part of NEOMED’s 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., professor and chair of NEOMED’s Department of Pediatrics.Michael Forbes, M.D., is professor and chair of the NEOMED Department of Pediatrics. He is chief academic officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, where he oversees and aligns the hospital’s research and medical education strategies. He is also interim chair of the department of pediatrics and past president of the medical staff.

Forbes, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and went on to complete a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.

See Dr. Forbes’ bio.


Jenise Jimenez
Phone: 330.543.3256

Department Chair

Michael Forbes, M.D.
Phone: 330.543.3256

Department of Pediatrics

College of Medicine at NEOMED