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For release: December 3, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681, kelly.wardsmith@akrongeneral.org

Akron General welcomes new physicians
New specialists provide expert care in urologic and neurologic health

Akron General recently welcomed Stefan Dupont, MD, PhD; Michael Gangel, MD; Mark Hoeprich, MD; and Ari Wachsman, MD.

Dr. Dupont is a vascular neurologist with special interests in stroke prevention and management, brain aneurysms, intracranial artery stenosis, carotid angioplasty and stenting consideration, vasculitis of the nervous system and other cerebrovascular conditions. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency requirements at the Mayo Clinic, where he also completed a fellowship in vascular neurology. As a team member of the Akron General Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Dupont sees patients at the Center for Neuro and Spine, 762 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron. New patients and referrals welcome, please call 330-665-4100. Learn more about Dr. Dupont by watching his introduction video online at physicians.akrongeneral.org.

Dr. Gangel, resident of Fairlawn, is an urologist with special interests in wellness for urologic health, incontinence, urinary tract infections, bladder prolapse, cancers of the bladder, kidney and prostate, erectile dysfunction and sterilization. He graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency requirements at the NEOUMED-Affiliated Urology Residency Program. Dr. Gangel sees patients at Akron General Center for Urologic Health offices at 2651 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 320 W. Exchange St., Akron; 3869 Darrow Rd., Stow; and the Akron General Medical Office Pavilion, 1946 Town Park Boulevard, Suite 320, Green. New patients and referrals welcome, please call 330-864-8008. Learn more about Dr. Gangel by watching his introduction video online at physicians.akrongeneral.org.

Dr. Hoeprich, resident of Bath, recently joined the Akron General Neuroscience Institute, where he provides clinical guidance and treatment in the field of functional neurosurgery, including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, seizure disorders and psychiatric disorders. He graduated from the Medical College of Toledo and completed his residency requirements at Detroit Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital before joining Akron General. View a video introduction of Dr. Hoeprich on his physician profile at physicians.akrongeneral.org.

Dr. Wachsman, resident of Beachwood, is board-certified in Neurology and works closely with Akron General Neuroscience Institute to provide clinical guidance and treatment for specific neurologic diseases including stroke, cerebrovascular disease, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and neurocritical care. He graduated from Columbia University - Ben Gurion University Joint Program in International Health and Medicine and completed his residency requirements at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He then completed a fellowship in neurocritical care at The Cleveland Clinic before joining Akron General. View a video introduction of Dr. Wachsman on his physician profile at physicians.akrongeneral.org.

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 an Akron General doctor for your health care needs, please visit physicians.akrongeneral.org.

Most physicians who practice at Akron General are independent practitioners.


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; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth 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 www.akrongeneral.org.



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