Johns Hopkins has appointed Dr. Jennifer Arnold-Klein, “The Little Couple” star, as the new medical director of the hospital’s Simulation Center. She will also serve as a part-time assistance professor. The center is responsible for training graduate students and clinical staff in emergency or high-risk situations. The Simulation Center will be relocated to the new Research & Education Building in the fall of 2018.
Arnold, 43, is a neonatologist, who spent the last nine years of her career at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was diagnosed with spondyleopiphyseal dysplasia, a rare genetic bone growth disorder that causes skeletal abnormalities and dwarfism, as an infant.
Arnold is thrilled to finally get the opportunity to return to her hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida.
“I’m thrilled to return home to Florida,” says Arnold. “The opportunity at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is a perfect fit personally for me, my husband and two kids and professionally with the growing education and research resources at the hospital.”
Arnold received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She also collaborated with Betsy Hunt, M.D., Ph.D. MPH, director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Stimulation Center.
The newly expanded Stimulation Center will provide training in various settings, such as a critical care unit, trauma center, neonatal intensive care unit and patient rooms.
Arnold plans to extend Johns Hopkins All Children’s training to parents with premature babies, military personnel and first responders. The training is currently limited to graduate medical students and clinical staff.
Sylvia Powell, associate dean of administration at Johns Hopkins All Children’s says Arnold’s training is excellent, as she has worked in highly ranked, prominent institutions, making her the perfect candidate to lead the Simulation Center.
“Our mission at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital includes a commitment to the community and improving the quality of care overall,” Powell said. “We believe Dr. Arnold can help us spread and broaden pediatric simulation training and expertise throughout the state and beyond.”