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2020 Success to Significance Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold

Success to Significance 2020 Keynote Speaker

In 2020, we will be joined by Girl Scout Alum, Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP. Dr. Arnold earned two 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. 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.

Dr. Arnold has been involved in simulation education, patient safety and research endeavors for the last 10 years. 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.

Dr. Arnold has a rare type of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, Strudwick type, which involved more than 30 orthopedic surgeries. She is a four-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. The show is now in its tenth season.  

Past Keynote Speakers

2019 - Admiral Michelle J. Howard
2018 - Andrea Bastiani Archibald, PhD., Duy-Loan T. Le, Kathy Sanders and Marguerite Woung-Chapman
2017 - Karen E. Johnson, M.D., F.A.A.P.; Karen H. Lu, M.D.; and Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D. Ph.D.
2016 - Ann Rhoades
2015 - Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm
2014 - Pegine Echevarria
2013 - Bonnie St. John
2012 - Liz Murray
2011 - Geena Davis