Jennifer K Light

Jennifer K Light, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Emergency Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 265-5911

About Jennifer K Light

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.                  

Accomplishments

Teacher of the Year
2009 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida
Teacher of the Year
2007 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida
Teacher of the Year
2005 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida
Teacher of the Year
2002 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida
Teaching Award
2002 · Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida
Teacher of the Year
2000 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida
Teacher of the Year
1999 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • art of medicine
  • clinical teaching

Publications

2017
Measuring quality: caries-related emergency department visits and follow-up among children.
Journal of public health dentistry. 77(3):252-262 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12206. [PMID] 28252806.
2014
Dyspnea, tachycardia, and new onset seizure as a presentation of wilms tumor: a case report.
Case reports in emergency medicine. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/562672. [PMID] 24851188.
2013
Emergency department crowding and time to antibiotic administration in febrile infants.
The western journal of emergency medicine. 14(5):518-24 [DOI] 10.5811/westjem.2013.1.14693. [PMID] 24106552.
2013
Online social network use by health care providers in a high traffic patient care environment.
Journal of medical Internet research. 15(5) [DOI] 10.2196/jmir.2421. [PMID] 23685530.

Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
1981 · Children's National Medical Center
Residency – Pediatrics
1979 · Children's National Medical Center
Internship – Pediatrics
1977 · Children's National Medical Center
Medical Degree
1976 · University of Tennessee

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDC7710 Sr Emerg Med Clerkshp

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-5911