Blaise L Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology
Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine
Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases &
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio.
Dr. Congeni received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan Medical
Center and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.
Dr. Congeni is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.
A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Society of Microbiology, Dr. Congeni has been named in the
Best Doctors in America for more than a dozen years. He has been the recipient of numerous faculty awards, including Leibelt-Wheeler, 1999, Legendary Service, 2013, Golden Apple
Award for teaching excellence 6 times, honorary hooder by the graduating class 4 times and he was elected Master Teacher at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOMED), class of 2000.
Dr. Congeni serves as an editorial board member for Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
, and is a past editorial board member for Concise Reviews of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
He has authored more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed medical journal publications, and he has served as a guest editor of Pediatric Annals.
Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
Dr. Congeni developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. in 1990.
He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in 1984. Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School.
He has won many awards including: OHSAA Respect the Game Award, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association's Team Physician of the Year Award, and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association.
Most recently he received the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus. He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics' Baseball/Softball Policy
Statement issued March 2012. Dr. Congeni's media events vary from appearing on NBC's TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled "The Smartest Team" in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014.
He also appears on a weekly radio Sports Medicine segment. He and his wife Karen have six children.