Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD

“Dr. Jen is one crazy good pediatrician who is great at rearing healthy kids.  I trust her in all things kid-like. She keeps it real and you can relate to her just like her patients and parents do. She is the Dr. Mom to many.”  – Dr. Mehmet Oz

Dr. Jen Trachtenberg is a nationally renowned parenting expert, author, board certified pediatrician, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is known to her patients as Dr. Jen – and has maintained a successful private pediatric practice in New York City for over 20 years.  She is also a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three children.  Dr. Jen has appeared numerous times on NBC’s TODAY show, CNN, and Fox News, contributes regularly with health and parenting topics, including child development, newborn care, nutrition, childhood obesity and sleep issues to Parents Magazine, First for Women Magazine, Baby Chat TV, Fatherly, The Bump and  She has published two parenting books, The Smart Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Kids through Check Ups, Illnesses and Accidents (2010), and Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children (2007) and now her one of a kind, video parenting manual Pediatrician In Your Pocket (2017). Dr. Jen has also been tapped to lend expert advice by numerous brands including Culturelle Probiotics, Dove, Triaminic, Squarefoods, Avent, GoodNites, Vicks, Kaz, and Braun Infants, to name a few.

Dr. Jen’s mission is to maximize the potential that is within every child.  Her lifework as a pediatrician and parenting expert emphasizes the importance of a child’s emotional, behavioral and physical well-being, while focusing on improving social and environmental factors to reduce the risk of chronic disease in adulthood.

As a pediatric authority in the care and treatment of children from birth to young adulthood, Dr. Jen is passionate about helping moms and dads be the best parents they can be, which has lead her to the creation of the video series Pediatrician in Your Pocket. She is proud to be the expert in this essential one stop parenting series created for new parents. Her easy to follow parenting tips educate new parents with everything they want to know and may not know they’re missing. Dr. Jen is there for you with expert advice 24/7 any time day or night for busy parents on the go.

During her free time, Dr. Jen enjoys reading, yoga, playing with her kids outdoors, nature walks,  bicycling, and swimming.  She and her husband live just outside of New York City, where they are raising their three children.