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Jennifer Arnold        

Co-Star of TLC’s "Little Couple," Neonatologist, Cancer Survivor & Author of "Life is Short"

Featured with her husband Bill Klein and family on TLC’s hit docu-drama, "The Little Couple," which follows her personal and professional life, Dr. Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, is a neonatologist and cancer survivor.

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, graduating in 2000. She is Board Certified in both Pediatric and Neonatal Medicine.

Arnold is married to her best friend and they are parents of two adopted children, Will and Zoey. In 2013, upon the adoption of their second child, Arnold received the devastating news that was battling a rare form of cancer. Rather than giving up after hearing her Stage 3 diagnosis, she fought for her life with intense treatments and the tireless support of her family and fans. Currently, Arnold is cancer-free and is an advocate for spreading cancer awareness, supporting those on the road to recovery and engaging all others with her inspiring story of survivorship.

Arnold has been funded for her simulation educational research through the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Arnold completed a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a simulation-based training program on pediatric resident neonatal intubation success and competency.

She has received numerous awards, including the Ray E. Helfer Award for innovation in medical education from the Academic Pediatric Association, Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2010, 2011 and Patients’ Choice Award for 2008- 2012 from She has appeared on television programs including Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz and The Doctors, among others.

Arnold is an advocate for neonatal and pediatric health, infertility and adoption. Arnold has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation education and given motivational talks on overcoming obstacles. She has made numerous speeches for avenues such as the Texas Conference for Women, Shiners Hospital, March of Dimes and many more.

Speech Topics

Cancer Survivorship

What was supposed to be the happiest time of Dr. Jennifer Arnold’s life turned into her worst nightmare. In 2013 during the adoption of her and husband Bill Klein’s second child Zoey, from India, Dr. Arnold received the devastating news that she was battling a rare form of cancer. Knowing giving up wasn’t an option after hearing her Stage 3 diagnosis, she fought for her life with intense treatments and the tireless support of family, friends, colleagues and health professionals.

An advocate for spreading cancer awareness and supporting those on the road to recovery, Dr. Arnold shares her inspiring journey of survivorship that began half way around the world. Always a very career driven person, she realized she had to take a step back and determine what mattered most. Gaining a new appreciation for life, she quickly realized that it’s equally important to be “quality of life driven,” and learned to prioritize what's most important for her family, herself and for her work. She gained a new perspective on “not sweating the small stuff” and at every turn, there was a valuable lesson as she gained a new appreciation for life. Her message is one of hope and shows that when life gets difficult, lessons become clearer and the meaning shines through.

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Empowered Women

The Power to Heal, The Courage to Be Humble

Baby Medicine 101

Physicians with Disabilities


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