Jennifer Shields, M.D.
Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine
I grew up in Norfolk, VA as a daughter of two U.S. Navy enlisted personnel. I left Norfolk to attend college at Emory University and my parents moved to Florida then. I went to George Washington University for a Master of Science in Public Health. After graduate school, I decided to use my degree in the U.S. Army and accepted a commission as an officer with a specialty in Environmental and Public Health. I spent 5 ½ years in the Army including a year-long deployment to Iraq and a year stationed in Korea (much more than Iraq). Leaving the Army, I reentered the academic field and attended medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. In my 3rd year during my clinical rotations in Allentown, PA, I realized that I loved the pediatrics floor and the unique challenges that children presented in their management and the diversity of pathologies that were treated. I hope to integrate in my future practice my public health experience in serving children globally. I am excited to be back living in the DMV area, close to my twin sister who lives in Northern Virginia and my niece and nephew, and happy to be serving the children and families of Baltimore.
My major passion is baseball, specifically the Washington Nationals. I even got a chance to throw out the first pitch at spring training one year. I also enjoy cycling, weight lifting, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, traveling (especially historical sites or museums), and giving belly rubs to my cat. Although, the Nats are my first love, I’m excited to visit Camden Yards and see the O’s play too.