Elisa Zenni, MD

Dr. Zenni received her B.A. degree in Child Study and M.D. from Tufts University. She did her internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. After serving on the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, she joined the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville in 1995, where she is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Educational Affairs. She oversees the accreditation of 40 GME programs and is the director of faculty development and peer review of teaching, while remaining active in the clinical care of children and teaching of residents and students.

Dr. Zenni has received numerous teaching awards and is a member and former chair of the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars. She was trained in the Stanford Faculty Development Program and the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Faculty Development Scholars Program. She has facilitated numerous local, regional and national workshops on teaching skills. She is active and holds current or past leadership positions on several national committees, including the APA’s Education Committee, Educational Scholars Program, and School & Community Health Special Interest Group. She has sat on the National Board of Medical Examiners Pediatrics Test Committee and United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Test Material Development Committee for Pediatrics. She is the past Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Workshop Chair and member of the APA Board of Directors, PAS Operating Committee, and PAS Program Committee.

Dr. Zenni’s research interests focus on medical education. She has published peer-reviewed papers and given national presentations on Pediatric resident training in school health, the effects of structured encounter forms, teaching Pediatric residents in the community, adolescent medicine faculty development needs, the use of clinical outcomes in medical education, evaluating medical educators, and peer review of teaching, among others.