Jerri Ann Jenista

Jerri Ann Jenista, MD is a pediatrician in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in An Arbor, Michigan. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and infectious diseases. Dr. Jenista belongs to a number of professional organizations that focus on infectious diseases and adoption. She served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ national and the Michigan Committees on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care. She currently serves as a member of the executive committee of the newly formed Section on Adoption and Foster Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Jenista is a consultant to numerous adoption agencies and national adoption advocacy organizations and has testified before Congressional committees on adoption issues. Throughout her career, she has maintained interest in the medical issues of domestic and international adoption as well as in refugee, immigrant and traveler’s health in practice, research and education. She is in her 20th year as curriculum director for the heritage camp SPICE (Supportive Parents of Indian Children Everywhere) and serves as a consultant to the University of Michigan’s Outreach Center for Asian and South Asian Studies. Dr. Jenista also participates on a personal level in adoption medical practice, having adopted five children from India.