Cleveland Clinic Akron General has been a verified Level 1 Trauma Center since 1997. Our team provides the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients from the time they arrive in our Emergency Department until they leave the hospital, and through rehabilitation as needed. Our trauma surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery for General Surgery with added qualifications in Critical Care, which ensures that patients have continuity of care if their condition requires they be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

When an injury happens, every minute counts. Our acute care surgeons and the Emergency Department team work together to provide expert care 24 hours a day. Their multidisciplinary teams offer a full realm of services, from interventional radiology to orthopedics, plastic surgery or neurosurgery. We work in state-of-the-art trauma resuscitation rooms and are committed to using performance improvement, research and education to improve outcomes. This is one of the reasons we have been continuously verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Trauma Services treats a wide range of injuries, including neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities, and coordinates care among other surgical subspecialties as needed. Our trauma surgeons also treat other emergencies, such as appendicitis, gallbladder or bowel problems, septic shock, acute respiratory distress and advanced multi-system organ failure.

Most importantly, we treat our patients with respect, always caring for their individual needs. We know that traumatic injuries are unexpected and inflict significant financial, social and psychological stress. As a Trauma Survivor Network member, our care does not stop at our doors ‒ we are able follow our patients after discharge from the hospital.

Our Emergency Department is also a Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital has also been certified as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, which is an important validation of the quality care we provide to stroke patients.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Sofya H. Asfaw, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Sofya Asfaw, MD
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery
Tony R. Capizzani, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Tony Capizzani, MD
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery
Kristen J. Conrad-Schnetz, DO | Cleveland Clinic
Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, DO
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Dhimant L. Dani, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Dhimant Dani, MD
Neurology, Critical Care Surgery, Internal Medicine
Molly A. Flannagan, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Molly Flannagan, MD
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery
William H. Leukhardt, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
William Leukhardt, MD
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery
Ali F. Mallat, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Ali Mallat, MD
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Farid F. Muakkassa, MD | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Farid Muakkassa, MD
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery
Amy M. Jarvis, MD | Cleveland Clinic
Amy M. Jarvis, MD
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Patient Information

Patient Information

Family Information

Traumatic injuries and emergency surgery are stressful for patients and their family. We take pride in offering excellence in our trauma care to help reduce the anxiety that occurs when a loved one is injured.

What can I expect while in the hospital?

You can expect to see the trauma surgery team, which is composed of trauma surgeons, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, work as an efficient unit to offer the best possible care. The team also works closely with subspecialists, such as neurosurgeons, orthopedics specialists and emergency medicine physicians.

How will my primary care physician know what happened to me?

If patients provide their primary care providers’ name and address, we will notify the physician of the patient’s admission and send updates upon request and at discharge.

What can I expect after my hospital visit?

The ultimate goal of our team is to restore the patient to pre-injury status, and the rehabilitation of an injured person starts on day one of the hospital stay, as members of our rehabilitation team will evaluate the patient for goals of care and rehab needs.

For patients who need to go to a rehab facility after hospital discharge, we work closely with the case manager to recommend the right facility. Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Edwin Shaw in affiliation with Select Medical, offers the very latest in rehabilitative care at a location in Bath Township that is convenient for many of our patients. For those who don’t need such a high level of care, Cleveland Clinic's Center for Connected Care offers excellent home care options.

How can I obtain updates of my family member’s progress as a patient?

To protect your loved one’s privacy, medical information is given out only to family members designated by the patient. If the patient is unable to designate someone, the person with Power of Attorney will be given necessary medical information. If your loved one has an Advanced Directive, Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, please bring a copy of these documents to the hospital.