AKRON — Dr. Sihe Wang has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as director of clinical laboratories.

In his new role, Wang oversees the hospital’s clinical laboratories, ensuring that high quality clinical, research and teaching services are provided through physicians and clinical and administrative staff. The hospital’s clinical labs perform about 550,000 tests annually.

Wang earned his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical chemistry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and received his postdoctoral training at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He also has a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China and is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Prior to joining Akron Children’s, Wang served as head of the section of clinical biochemistry at the Cleveland Clinic since 2006. He was also director of the clinical biochemistry fellowship training program at the Cleveland Clinic and a professor of clinical chemistry at Cleveland State University.

Wang resides in Pepper Pike with his wife, Melissa, and son, Henry.