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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2016
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2013
    Nationwide Children's Hospital-GME
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 2011
    Nationwide Children's Hospital-GME
  • MD, 2010
    Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • MED, 2006
    University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BS, 2004
    Ohio State University at Columbus

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine

National Provider ID: 1205152709


Lenore Jarvis, M.D., M.Ed., is an affiliate faculty member of the Child Health Advocacy Institute, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s National Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is the director of advocacy and health policy for the Division of Emergency Medicine. She completed undergraduate and medical school at the Ohio State University. Prior to medical school, Dr. Jarvis taught first grade for Teach for America in Las Vegas. Her interests include international health, medical education and child advocacy.

Dr. Jarvis strives to unite pediatricians towards the common goal of improved healthcare for all children. She has held leadership positions in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 2006 and is the current president of the D.C. chapter. She received formal advocacy training through the AAP Department of Federal Affairs internship on Capitol Hill. Dr. Jarvis was also selected, through a competitive process, to participate in the 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a program jointly offered by the bipartisan presidential centers of former Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Dr. Jarvis participates on the advocacy subcommittee of the AAP Section of Emergency Medicine. Her advocacy includes working with the hospital’s Government Affairs Council, the D.C. Chapter of the AAP, and AAP Department of Federal Affairs to facilitate testimonies for the Council of the District of Columbia and congressional staff legislative briefings to assist in enacting healthcare policies. To improve child and maternal health, Dr. Jarvis has been interviewed by C-SPAN, CNBC, SiriusXM "Doctor Radio," The Washington Post, Reuters and Politico.

She grew up in Cleveland, OH. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, yoga and traveling.

Research & Publications

Reporting product concerns can keep children safe. 
(Jan. 2017) AAP News.
Pediatric firearm injuries and mental illness: fact, fiction, opportunities in the ED.
(Feb.  2016) AAP News.  

Gastrointestinal Bleeding” Chapter Revision for the 7th Ed.  Fleisher, Gary R., and Stephen Ludwig, eds.

Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.