Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP was born in St. Petersburg, FL and grew up in Orlando, FL. She completed her undergraduate bachelor of science degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Miami. 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 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, she obtained a Master's of Science in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Board Certified in Neonatal Medicine and is currently the Medical Director of the Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Morning Blend, Re: Diabetes
Morning Blend, Re: 3D printing
Tamron Hall Show
Morning Blend, Re: Pool Safety
Jen joins Johns Hopkins
Jen on On Call
Jen meets Julie
Dr. Arnold has been involved in simulation education, patient safety, and research endeavors for the last 10 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 AcuteMedicine, Cullen Trust for Healthcare, Texas Children’s Hospital Educational Grants, and MD Anderson Foundation. Currently, her areas of interest within simulation include use of simulation for evaluating new clinical spaces, team training, improving quality and patient safety, improving home care and skills for primary caregivers of medically complex children, and developing educational curricula for various departments throughout the hospital.
Jen on TLC, on Morning Blend
MSK's Survivorship Celebration
On Capitol Hill with Sanjay Gupta/CNN
From the beloved stars of TLC’s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents.
Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC’s hit show The Little Couple. Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen’s overcoming cancer.
For the first time, Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success. They will open up about their struggles with cancer, infertility, adoption, and simply living life in a challenging world.
Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education. A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult obstacle, Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public every day.
A return visit to KTLA
Interview with Extra
Discussing Simulation on WFLA
Dr. Oz meets Dr. Jen
She has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation and has made inspirational speeches on overcoming obstacles for avenues such as theTexas Conference for Women, Shiners Hospital, Sloan Kettering, March of Dimes and many more. She has received awards including the Ray E. Helfer Award forInnovation in Pediatric Education from the Academic Pediatric Association in 2008, Compassionate Doctor Recognition, and Patients' Choice Award from Vitals.com. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the International Pediatric Simulation Society. She is on the executive boards for the Center for Medical Simulation inBoston, the INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation-based PediatricInnovation, Research, & Education), and OpHeart (nonprofit dedicated to improving pediatric care of children with complex congenital heart disease). She is a national ambassador for Speak Now for Kids through the Children’s Hospital Association (online child advocacy network to raise awareness for unique challenges of children and families in our healthcare system).
A visit to Morning Blend
Good Morning America
Morning Blend, Re: Foods
Bestselling authors of Life is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC’s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face.
Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives. On the way to becoming a preeminent neonatologist and a successful entrepreneur—as well as parents and television stars—these two have faced prejudice, medical scares, and the uncertainty of life with special needs children. And even though they have dealt with fear, depression, hopelessness, and the urge to give up, they have found a way to persevere. Now they share their wisdom and encouragement for everyone who is facing their own challenges.
Drawn from their most popular speaking presentation, Think Big is the inspirational guide for dreaming big, setting goals, and the steps you need to take to get there. Each section includes heartwarming anecdotes full of grace, humor, and wit plus a never-before-seen look inside their personal and professional lives. They have plenty of stories to tell and their unique approach to encountering life’s greatest difficulties will inspire a call to action in all of us.
Jen and Bill on E!
Contemporary Forums Keynote
Fundraiser for Rosie's Place
Morning Blend. Re: SIDS
Dr. Arnold has a rare type of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Strudwick (which involved more than 30 orthopedic surgeries). She is a 4 year cancer survivor. Dr. Arnold and 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 10th season! She has also appeared on television programs including Oprah, The Today Show, GMA, Dr. OZ, The Doctors, WendyWilliams, Anderson Cooper and CNN among others.
Jen and Bill on Anderson Cooper Live
West Coast University Commencement Keynote
Texas Conference for Women