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Janet Serwint, MD

Janet R. Serwint, MD, is Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. After completing residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Riley Children’s Hospital, she completed a Robert Wood Johnson General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Serwint served as the Clinical Director of the Harriet Lane Clinic at Johns Hopkins after which she assumed the role of Associate then Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and the Vice Chair of Pediatric Education. She integrated her work in clinical care in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings with education, research and mentorship and rose to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Serwint has been dedicated to the study of health care issues of children in poverty, resident education and faculty development with particular emphasis on communication, humanism, mentoring and physician resilience/ well-being and has published extensively on these topics.   Dr. Serwint was the Founding Director of the Continuity Research Network (CORNET) and served as the Network Director for 15 years. During her role as President of the Academic Pediatric Association, she highlighted the platforms of humanism and mentoring, and has been a long- term member of the APA Continuity Task Force. She has received multiple departmental, institutional and national awards including those from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors in the areas of teaching, educational scholarship and mentorship.   She continues as Associate Editor for Pediatrics In Review, In Briefs and on the Managing Board of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education. Most recently, Dr. Serwint has renewed her focus on physician well-being and resilience and has collaborated in working groups on these issues within the AAP, APA and APPD.