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Pediatric Associates Welcomes 3 New Physicians in 2022

April, 2022

Jessica Gardner, MD

Dr. Jessica Gardner. Jessica is a Midwest native, having spent time in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin followed by medical school at Brown University.

She completed her pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her areas of interest include Breastfeeding Medicine and Adolescent Care.

Jessica lives in Cincinnati but splits her time volunteering in mentorship programs in both Hamilton and Kenton County. She especially enjoys working with students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. In her free time Jess loves to travel, cook, bake and spend time with friends and family. She is excited to be joining the Pediatric Associates of Northern Kentucky family. Welcome Jess!

Jill Schaffeld, DO

Dr. Schaffeld grew up in Northern Kentucky. She moved away to attend medical school in Chicago at Midwestern University and returned to complete her Pediatric Residency at Cincinnati Children’s.

Dr. Schaffeld comes to us with over 11 years of general pediatrics experience. “The absolute favorite part of my job is the relationships I develop with the families and being able to watch families grow.”

She is married and has 2 children. “In my spare time I love running, watching my kids play soccer and all sports!” She especially loves FC Cincinnati and Liverpool Football club but really any Cincinnati sports.

Emily Grad, DO

Dr. Emily Grad will be starting with us in September 2022. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio and attended Xavier University for her undergraduate studies. She then continued her training at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

Dr. Grad has a special interest in newborn care and breastfeeding medicine, but her favorite part of pediatrics is connecting with families and watching children grow.

Dr. Grad is excited to return to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region as she fell in love with the area during her time at Xavier! She is married and welcomed her first child in February 2022. In her spare time, Dr. Grad enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter Olivia and wheaten terrier. She also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, traveling and cheering on the Xavier Musketeers basketball.

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