Gregory J. Omlor M.D.

Center Director, Akron Children's Hospital

Dr. Omlor completed his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1994. I was initially board certified in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine in August 1994. Since then I have been committed to taking care of patients with cystic fibrosis and participating in clinical research trials with these patients. I was the CF Center Director from January 1, 2001 - June 30, 2005. Overall I have been involved with at least 21 multi-center clinical trials. Initially I was a sub-investigator and I have been the site principal investigator for 17 studies. All of these trials have recruited patients and have successfully been completed. I have also published articles on cystic fibrosis genetics and compliance with infection control policies. I was the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Akron Children's Hospital, July 1, 2005 - January 13, 2012. During this time the hospital underwent the process of choosing an electronic health record from among primarily 3 choices, Meditech, Cerner and Epic. These 3 were chosen because at the time they were the only ones that had robust pediatric capabilities in addition to standard adult capabilities. The process of choosing involved many demonstrations and visiting various hospitals that had installed the software. In the end the hospital chose Epic. We then started the balancing process of using the model build vs. customizing the software. It was installed in the ED and ambulatory clinics, including our pulmonary/CF clinic, and the inpatient wards. During this time I was also board certified in Sleep Medicine in 2009. I have since returned to direct patient care and have again become the CF Center Director since January 1, 2013.