Jennifer Light, M.D.

Jennifer K Light, M.D.

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Biography

Dr. Light did her medical school training at The University of Tennessee Medical Sciences Center after graduating from Vassar College.  She completed her pediatrics residency and Chief Residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D. C. where she also completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.  After completing her training, she became the Assistant Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Medical College of Va before moving to Florida in 1983.  Dr. Light has been a faculty member of the UF/CoM for over twenty years with appointments in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.  She has a strong interest in clinical teaching, especially the “art of medicine,” and has been the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award from the Department of Pediatrics numerous times as well as a Teaching Award from the Department of Internal Medicine (10/02).                       

Dr. Light is also involved with the creation of a Peds Emergency Department, and is the Medical Director.  She is also the Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.                  

Education

Fellowship - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children's National Medical Center
1981

Residency - Pediatrics
Children's National Medical Center
1979

Internship - Pediatrics
Children's National Medical Center
1977

Medical Degree
University of Tennessee
1976

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

Teacher of the Year
Department of Pediatrics - University of Florida
2009

Teacher of the Year
Department of Pediatrics - University of Florida
2007

Teacher of the Year
Department of Pediatrics - University of Florida
2005

Teacher of the Year
Department of Pediatrics - University of Florida
2002

Teaching Award
Department of Internal Medicine - University of Florida
2002

Teacher of the Year
Department of Pediatrics - University of Florida
2000

Teacher of the Year
Department of Pediatrics - University of Florida
1999