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Donald Hackenberg, MD

Donald Hackenberg, MD



77 Ratings 12 Reviews



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Primary Location

Children's Medical Group
5603 Darrow Rd
Hudson, OH 44236

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  • Clinical Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine

Donald Hackenberg, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group, seeing patients at their Fairlawn and Hudson locations. He is a member of the Rainbow Care Network, the region’s largest coordinated group of medical professionals providing care to children. He is Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hackenberg is board certified in pediatrics. He has been in practice with Children’s Medical Group since 2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Columbus.

Dr. Hackenberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been listed in America's Best Doctors every year since 2011.


  • Allergies and Immunologic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Kidney Reflux


Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
America's Best Doctors, 2011-2014

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

Children's Medical Group

5603 Darrow Rd
Hudson, OH 44236

Children's Medical Group

3800 Embassy Pkwy
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Children's Medical Group

3800 Embassy Pkwy
Akron, OH 44333

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

77 Ratings

Patient Comments (12)

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr. Hackenberg is the best pediatrician ever! My daughter adores him! He makes her feel so at ease and does an amazing job with my questions and concerns, too!!

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
We love this practice. *** is very comfortable with Dr. Hackenberg and ***, which makes going much easier.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr Hackenburger was so kind to my sick child. It was our first visit to the office and he put us both at ease. My daughter even said she only wants to see him from now on. I was very impressed with the care she received.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Dr.Hackenberg is Awesome!!!!!

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Dr H is the best!

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Dr. Hackenberg is top notch. He is able to take complex medical information and teach my teenage son. He is able to relate to teenagers and make my son comfortable when he was sick. He truly cares about his patients. I completely trust my sons with this practice. *** at the front office is patient and a great problem solver. I know my sons get amazing and genuine care from this practice. Thank you.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
*** is extremely fond of Dr. Hackenberg and I appreciate the Dr. Going out of his way to make these medical visits a positive experience for my son. *** has some underlying anxiety and Dr. Hackenberg is very good at helping us navigate how to support *** and Dr. Hackenberg is very adept at dealing with *** in a way that gets him through the visits with tasks completed and a happy child going home.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr. Hackenberg is always very kind, proficient, and thorough in providing care to my children. He makes it point to develop an excellent report with the children and I very much appreciate him setting up good medical experiences for the children

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Doug Hackenberg is excellent! Nursing staff-excellent. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
We usually don't see Dr. Hackenberg unless our pediatrician is in the Hudson office or not available. However, my daughter LOVES him. He is so good with the kids and makes them feel at ease. He makes them laugh and smile which eases the concern. I would highly recommend Dr. Hackenberg to anyone. We are always happy to see him when our pediatrician is not available.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
He made my sone with autism laugh and usually all he does at the dr office is scream and cry. He was great and I'm glad he's our new pediatrician.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr Hackenberg is a great pediatrician. He always listens and is understanding. He made sure we knew *** squeaky sounds were not concerning.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Nationwide Children's Hospital (1995 - 1998)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Medicine (1995)

Miami University (1991)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Donald Hackenberg did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.