General Session 1, Thursday, April 6, 8:00 pm
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP is originally from Orlando, Florida. Having received her bachelor’s degree from University of Miami, a Master of Education from University of Pittsburgh, and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Arnold now serves as the Medical Director of a state-of-the-art simulation center at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Board Certified in both Pediatric and Neonatal medicine, Dr. Arnold has been involved in simulation education for the last seven years. Prior to coming to Texas Children's Hospital, Arnold completed a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a simulation-based training program on pediatric resident neonatal intubation success and competency.
As the recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Arnold’s recognitions include the Ray E. Helfer Award for innovation in medical education from the Academic Pediatric Association, Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2010 and 2011, and the Patients' Choice Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 from Vitals.com. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is on the Education Council for the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).
At a height of just 3 feet 2 inches, Dr. Arnold has a rare type of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Strudwick—which has necessitated more than 30 surgeries. Dr. Arnold, her husband Bill, and their children Will and Zoey, are featured on TLC's docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows their personal and professional lives and is now in its 8th season.
Dr. Jennifer Arnold