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Jennifer Shu, MD
Jennifer Shu, MD

    Jennifer Shu, MD, is a pediatrician and author based in Atlanta. Her passions in medicine include educating patients and parents on all topics related to children, as well as public health and preventive care. Dr. Shu is editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publication, Baby & Child Health, and co-author of the award-winning book, Heading Home with Your Newborn, and Food Fights, both published by the AAP.

    An enthusiastic writer and public speaker, Dr. Shu is a member of the Parents magazine Board of Advisors and an editorial advisor for the AAP's Healthy Children doctor's office publication. She has been featured as a guest expert on CNN, NBC Nightly News, Headline News, MSNBC and Discovery Health, as well as in US News & World Report, USA Today, US Weekly, and numerous parenting magazines, newspapers and medical publications.

    Dr. Shu received her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed her pediatric training and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She has been a leader within the medical profession, serving as a past national chairperson of the young physicians sections for both the American Medical Association and the AAP.

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