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For release: June 27, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Akron General welcomes new physicians
Specialists provide expert care, close to home

Akron General Partners Physician Group (PPG) recently welcomed Osei-Tutu Owusu, MD and Shyam Bhakta, MD, FACC, FSCAI.

Owusu, resident of Solon, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and offers expert care in cancer diagnosis, therapy and treatment for all cancers including but not limited to lung, gastrointestinal, lymphoma and breast; myelodysplastic syndrome; myeloma and hematologic or blood diseases. He graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and completed his residency requirements at Beth Israel Medical Center and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. His fellowship was completed at Boston University and Maastricht University. Owusu sees patients at McGee, Petrus, Rehmus & Lu, 224 W. Exchange St., Suite 160, Akron. New patients and referrals are welcome. Please call 330-344-6505.

Bhakta, resident of Solon, is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology and offers expert care for the diagnosis, management and prevention of heart disease, including angina pectoris, heart blockages, congestive heart failure, balloon angioplasty and stents, and high blood pressure and cholesterol. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency requirements at University Hospitals. His fellowship was completed at University Hospitals and University of Colorado Hospitals. Bhakta sees patients at the two convenient office locations of Cardiovascular and Interventional Associates: Akron General Physicians Office Building, 224 W. Exchange St., Suite 225, Akron, or Akron General Health & Wellness Center – West, 4125 Medina Rd., Suite 208, Montrose. New patients and referrals are welcome. Please call 330-344-1200. Please discuss your overall heart health with your primary physician.

Akron General Health System is proud of its specialty physicians, as well as the quality of medical service provided. For more information or to find a PPG doctor for your health care needs, please visit

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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