R Baby Heroes

Jessica Katznelson

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and R Baby Foundation Simulation Educator

Each year R Baby honors a medical hero that is committed to our mission to measurably improve pediatric emergency care and help provide parents with tools to help them be informed advocates for their child’s healthcare. We are pleased to share R Baby’s 2019 Medical hero is Jessica Katznelson, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an R Baby ImPACTS educator.

We began working with Jessica as an educator and trainer for our successful ImPACTS simulation training program. Her passion for sharing this important and life-saving training led to an R Baby funded project with rural hospitals in North Carolina to provide this training through innovative tele-medicine training.

With funding through the Maryland Chapter of R Baby, Jessica is reaching community hospitals throughout Maryland to improve their pediatric emergency care.

We are deeply grateful for Jessica’s work to save lives.

— Phyllis and Andrew Rabinowitz

Read her life-saving training story here ›


“Working with Dr. Jessica Katznelson in Maryland since 2015 has been a very rewarding time in our quest to save babies’ lives. She is always looking for the best way to help us fund as many hospitals as possible with regards to implementing the ImPACTs program. The simulation training she is using has impacted the care given in the ERs she has visited in various counties throughout Maryland. The real-life case scenarios used have rewarded us with tremendous positive feedback from ER doctors and entire staffs that are being trained. Dr. Katznelson has absolutely become a hero in making a big difference in the treatment of babies and young children in Maryland hospitals.”

— Brenda and Henry Belsky, Maryland Chapter Co-Presidents

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