Raimer Named Medical Director of Akron Children’s PICU

AKRON, Ohio – Dr. Patricia Raimer has been named medical director of Akron Children’s Pediatric Critical Care Unit.

Raimer was recruited to Akron Children’s PICU team in 2016 to create and direct an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program; it opened to patients in October 2017. ECMO is a life support system for patients whose heart and lungs are unable to provide adequate amounts of oxygen, gas exchange and blood supply.

Before joining Akron Children’s, she was a pediatric critical care physician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

Raimer also is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, she completed her pediatrics internship and residency at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. She completed additional training at the University of Michigan Medical School in clinical and epidemiological research, and then completed her pediatric critical care fellowship at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Raimer has authored numerous articles for academic journals.

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