Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP is originally from Orlando, FL. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Miami in Florida. She then completed her medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and graduated in 2000. She attended a Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. During her fellowship in neonatology, she obtained a Master’s of Science in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Board Certified in both Pediatric and Neonatal Medicine. She is currently an attending neonatologist at Baylor College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Arnold has been involved in healthcare simulation education for the last 8 years. She was a NIH postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Safar Center for Resuscitative Medicine from July 2006-July 2007. She has been funded for her simulation educational research through the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Arnold completed a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a simulation-based training program on pediatric resident neonatal intubation success and competency.
Dr. Arnold has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation education and motivational talks on overcoming obstacles. She has made numerous speeches for avenues such as the Texas Conference for Women, Shiners Hospital, March of Dimes and many more. She has received numerous awards including the Ray E. Helfer Award for innovation in medical education from the Academic Pediatric Association, Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2010, 2011 and Patients’ Choice Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 from Vitals.com.
Dr. Arnold is married to her best friend Bill Klein, CEO of Rocky and Maggies Petshop. They live in Houston, TX and are in the process of becoming parents.
On November 10, 2007, she was featured on the ABC Good Morning America, Weekend Edition. Jennifer spoke about the challenges she had to overcome and how she decided to initiate a career in medicine. She is now featured with her husband, Bill Klein, on TLC’s docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows her personal and professional life. She has also appeared on television programs including Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. OZ, The Doctors among others.
Dr. Arnold is an advocate for neonatal and pediatric health, infertility, adoption, and Thinking Big!