Jennifer Shu, MD
Jennifer Shu, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, author, and mother in
Atlanta. Her passion is educating parents on all topics relating to children.
Shu is the medical editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ consumer web
HealthyChildren.org. Shu is also editor-in-chief of the AAP’s book Baby
& Child Health and co-author of the award-winning books Heading Home
With Your Newborn and Food Fights, both published by the AAP.
An enthusiastic and experienced writer and public speaker, Shu is frequently
featured as a medical expert on national and local television and radio shows,
Internet articles, parenting magazines, newspapers, and medical
Shu received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia and her
medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her
pediatric training and chief residency at the University of California in San
Francisco. She has worked in the private practice setting as well as in
academics, as a former director of the normal newborn nursery at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Shu has been a leader within the medical profession as a past national
chairwoman of the young physicians sections for both the American Medical
Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.