Akron, OH — Kristi Bogan, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Woman in Healthcare in the medical field and for her work as a Pediatric Interventional Radiologist at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bogan earned her medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and performed her residency in radiology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Frank H. Netter, MD, School of Medicine in Bridgeport, CT. She completed a fellowship in pediatric diagnostic radiology at Children’s Health Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She has experience as a nuclear medicine technologist and as a software salesperson, which has taught her not only the people skills that she needs to do her job, but also the business skills to perform it in the most professional and thoughtful manner possible.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), Dr. Bogan is certified in pediatric diagnostic radiology. According to Dr. Bogan, ABR is a not-for-profit physician-led organization that oversees the certification and ongoing professional development of specialists in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and medical physics. The doctor notes that Interventional radiology uses imaging-guided techniques to further diagnose or treat diseases with minimally invasive methods. Pediatric interventional radiologists diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in the least invasive way using different types of imaging machines, such as ultrasound fluoroscopy and CT. The images help the doctor guide tiny instruments through the body to those hard-to-reach areas.
Dr. Bogan’s routine includes placing feeding tubes to performing joint injections to treating vascular malformations. She spends her days providing minimally invasive solutions for children that offer faster recovery times and less pain risk and scarring than traditional surgeries. The doctor enjoys reflecting on the number of patients she was able to help feel better that day and believes that success is being an effective healer and enjoying happiness on a job well done.
Dr. Bogan worked in nuclear technology for nine years before deciding that she wanted to become a doctor. To fund her education, she entered into sales for about 10 year and was 34 years old when she finally began medical school. She is currently the chair of the Diversity and Inclusions program for the Interventional Radiology division. The doctor is also working on creating an oncology program and has started doing some aesthetic laser treatment for enlarged thyroids.
Dr. Bogan specializes in vascular anomalies and is known as a caring and compassionate pediatric interventional radiologist working at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, OH. The doctor has been in practice for 5 years, and the last 2 years have been with Akron Children’s Hospital. She is affiliated with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the Society for Interventional Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology, the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, and the American Society for Laser and Medicine in Surgery.
Dr. Bogan’s family includes her boyfriend and two Corgis, Asscher and Sophie. She loves to travel around Europe and hopes to one day take a river cruise in the French Champagne region.
For more information, visit www.akronchildrens.org.