Co-Star of TLC’s Little Couple, Neonatologist & Cancer Survivor
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP was born in St. Petersburg, FL and grew up in 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 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. Read More >
Dr. Jennifer Arnold On the Importance of Nurses
Dr. Jennifer Arnold Keynote Speaker
In 2013, what should have been the happiest time of Dr. Jennifer Arnold’s life turned into her worst nightmare. The reality TV star was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer after experiencing bleeding during a trip to India to adopt her daughter. The rare form of the disease, called choriocarcinoma, metastasized as tumors in both her uterus and lungs. Dr. Arnold endured intensive chemotherapy and a hysterectomy. Now a survivor, she recalls fighting for her life with the tireless support of her husband, family, friends, colleagues and health professionals. She also shared her cancer battle with her television audience, who showered her with support and their own experiences with cancer. “I love being able to share and have that commonality with individual who are going through some of the toughest journeys of their lives,” she said. Now continuing her journey as a survivor, Dr. Arnold inspires us with her story of conquering cancer and finding everyday appreciation for what really matters in life.
"Dr. Arnold was amazing, so sincere and [one of] the sweetest people I have ever met! I have never heard such incredible feedback about a keynote’s speech. Everyone was able to relate to her speech in some capacity – and everyone was just in awe of all of the challenges she has faced but still has such a positive, can-do attitude."