Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician and Author To Talk About Heading Home With Your Newborn From Birth To Reality
Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician and Author will join Barbara Ficarra on Health in 30™ Radio Show to talk about Heading Home With Your Newborn From Birth To Reality. Please tune in on Friday, September 21st from 5:30pm to 6:00pm EST.
Jennifer Shu, MD, is a mother and board-certified part-time pediatrician at Children’s Medical Group, P.C. in Atlanta, GA. Her passion is educating parents on all topics related to their children. Her experiences across the country–reaching from San Francisco and San Diego to New Hampshire, where she was an instructor of pediatrics and director of the normal newborn nursery at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth–have taken her from private practice and academics to the pages of US News & World Report and national parenting magazines, newspapers and medical publications. She has been a frequent guest on national television and radio programs including the Nancy Grace Show on Headline News, CNN’s Health Minute, the Mike and Juliet Show, ParentsJournal, and Discovery Health Channel’s KidsHealthworks series.
Dr. Shu is editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ book Baby & Child Health: The Essential Guide from Birth to 11 Years (DK Publishing, 2004) and co-author of a newborn care book, Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality (AAP, 2005). Heading Home has garnered several parenting category book awards, including the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award from Publisher’s Marketing Association and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year 2005 First Place Gold Award. Her latest book written with co-author Dr. Laura Jana is called Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor and a Bottle of Ketchup.
Dr. Shu has been an active leader within the medical profession as a past national chairperson of the young physicians sections for both the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been a certified child passenger safety technician and has participated in car seat installation events sponsored by the San Diego Police Department and the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth.
An enthusiastic and experienced writer and public speaker, Dr. Shu is currently a member of the Parents magazine Board of Advisors and an editorial advisor for the AAP’s Healthy Children doctor’s office publication. She is a consultant for a parenting web site, a health video production company, and various manufacturers in the juvenile product, food and beverage industries.
Dr. Shu received her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Virginia and attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her pediatric training at the University of California in San Francisco, where she also served a year as chief resident, performing educational as well as administrative duties for the residency program.