Akron Children’s Hospital Appoints Buland Site Director for Neonatology

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital this week named Justin Buland, DO, as the new site director for neonatology in the Mahoning Valley.

Buland has been a staff neonatologist at Akron Children’s Hospital NICU at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and the Special Care Nursery at the Beeghly campus since September 2021. He will transition into his role as site director March 5.

Previously, Buland was the practice medical director for Mednax, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg and UPMC Lititz, Harrisburg, Pa.

Buland attended Villanova University prior to attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and neonatal-perinatal fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

He has participated in significant research on lipid mediators in lung injury and pulmonary hypertension, and his primary clinical interests are focused on bronchopulmonary dysplasia and antimicrobial stewardship, along with resident and student education.

Dr. Barb Clouser, the current site director for neonatology, has been instrumental in leading the neonatology team’s growth and development and will begin her retirement in April .

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