Physician Relations Program

We have found that we can best serve physicians, office staff and patients through our physician liaisons. If your practice county is not listed below, contact 330-543-8429.

Our physician liaisons can assist with:

  • Information on new programs
  • Referral assistance
  • Personal communication with Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Reference source for any hospital-related question/concern
Jennifer Stuart

Jennifer Stuart

330-730-4429 cell

Jennifer is an experienced sales professional and has worked in the healthcare field for several years. Before joining Akron Children’s Hospital, she worked at Boston Scientific, Merck Pharmaceuticals and Snap Laboratories. She has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toledo.

Service area: Medina, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Crawford, Huron and Erie counties


Lori Carsey

Lori Carsey

330-606-6657 cell

Lori started her career as a physician liaison in 1999 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She then moved to Erie, Pa., where she worked at Saint Vincent Health System. She joined our physician relations team in 2010, serving as a physician liaison for Mahoning Valley and Western Pa. Lori has a bachelor’s in psychology from Ohio State University.

Service area: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio; Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania


Pat Shallahamer

Pat Shallahamer, BSN, RN

330-805-1764 cell

Pat started her career as a registered nurse at Akron General Medical Center.  Before coming to Akron Children’s, Pat worked as the director of physician relations and recruitment at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Portage County.  Since 2001, she’s been working at Akron Children’s as a physician liaison. Pat received her BSN from the University of Akron.

Service area: Summit, Portage, Lake, Cuyahoga, Lorain and Geauga counties

Lynn Matzules

Lynn Matzules

330-715-5690 cell

Lynn started her career in healthcare at EBI/Biomet Trauma & Spine where she worked with operating room and office based products. In 2011, Lynn began volunteering at Akron Children’s Hospital in the outpatient surgery department. Lynn joined the physician liaison team in 2014. She has a bachelor of arts in business and organizational communication from the University of Akron.

Service area: Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Stark & Tuscarawas Counties.