Pediatrician Jen Trachtenberg, MD – known to her patients as Dr. Jen – is a nationally renowned parenting expert, board-certified pediatrician, and has maintained a successful private pediatric practice in New York City for the past 20 years. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at TheIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a SpokesDoctor for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three children.
Dr. Jen has appeared numerous times on NBC's TODAY show, CNN, and Fox News. She contributes regularly with health and parenting topics, including child development, childhood obesity and sleep issues to Parents Magazine, Baby Chat TV, Fatherly, The Bump and RosiePope.com. She has published two parenting books, The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids through Check Ups, Illnesses and Accidents (2010), and Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children (2007).
Dr. Jen’s mission is to maximize the potential within every child. Her lifework as a pediatrician and parenting expert emphasizes the importance of a child's emotional, behavioral and physical well-being, while focusing on improving social and environmental factors to reduce the risk of chronic disease in adulthood.
As a pediatric authority in the care and treatment of children from birth to young adulthood, Dr. Jen is passionate about helping moms and dads be the best parents they can be, which has lead her to the creation of the video series Pediatrician in Your Pocket. She is proud to be the expert in this essential one-stop parenting series created for new parents. Her easy to follow parenting tips educate new parents with everything they want to know and may not know they’re missing. She’s there for you with expert advice 24/7, any time, day or night.
During her free time, Dr. Jen enjoys reading, yoga, playing with her kids outdoors, nature walks, bicycling, and swimming. She and her husband live just outside of New York City, where they are raising their three children.