Jennifer Light, MD / FAAP

Dr. Jennifer LightMedical Director, Pediatric ED
Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine


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.

Dr. Light has two grown children, a daughter who is an OB/GYN resident at University of Texas, Houston, Herrman Hosp and a son who is a 2 Lieutenant in the US Army.  Her interests include travel, baseball (her son played college ball) and antiques.