Mahesh Named Pediatrics Chair at ACH, NEOMED

AKRON, Ohio – Shefali Mahesh, M.D., M.B.A., has been named the Dr. Noah Miller Chair in Pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital. As chair of the Department of Pediatrics, she assumed the same title at Northeast Ohio Medical University, effective Sept. 12.

Mahesh has been with Akron Children’s for 14 years. She has served as director of pediatric nephrology and dialysis, director of medical subspecialties and is the president of the hospital’s medical staff. She is also the chair of the board for the newly-formed accountable care organization, Akron Children’s Health Collaborative.

In her new role, Mahesh serves as an advocate and champion for children and families seeking care at Akron Children’s and is responsible for departmental, clinical and administrative oversight. She will oversee quality-of-care initiatives and educational activities, promote cultural diversity and inclusion, and guide succession planning in the department’s clinical areas.

Mahesh says she is also looking forward to developing a robust collaboration between the hospital and NEOMED.

“The collaboration is mutually beneficial,” said Dr. Mahesh. “We aspire to have a stronger clinical, educational and research presence of the pediatrics faculty at NEOMED and provide an immersive experience for medical students at earlier stages of their education, when many are deciding upon their specialty and career path. I am eager to get started.”

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