Meet the physicians at Pediatric Alliance!



Jennifer Romero, M.D., F.A.A.P. – Pediatric Alliance —  Fox Chapel Division (5 years)


Birthplace:  Willow Grove, PA

Education:  High school in Oak Ridge, TX and Bucks County, PA/ College at Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University/ University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Training:  Pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Hospital Affiliations/Teaching:  Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Magee-Women’s Hospital, West Penn Hospital.  Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Professional Interests:  Nutrition in toddlers.

My Inspiration:  So many of my mentors at Children’s Hospital – Drs. Basil Zitelli, Carl  Gartner, Michael Wollman…

My Hero:  My mom… her wonderful balance of caring, love, friendliness and hard work… any good quality in my life I have her to thank!  I also admire Michelle Obama right now… I love her focus on kids’ nutrition and health.

School Memories or Stories:  I spent 3 years convinced I was going to be an OBGYN…until my first week in Children’s Hospital.  Then it all changed.

Patients Have Taught Me:  Everyday I remember the joys of watching a baby or child grow, learning new things and maturing through different stages of life.

Funniest Thing A Patient Has Said:  A toddler, who threw up in the car on the way to the office, and once he was done, said: “Bless me.”

What Parents Can Do To Improve Their Child’s Health:  Encourage non-processed foods and avoid any sweetened drinks. Make exercise — especially outdoor exercise — part of every day.  Limit total screen time to 1 hour or less on school days and 2 hours or less on weekend days.

Favorite Patient Age:  I love all ages, but especially birth through two years.  I love babies!!!

Hobbies:  Yoga is my favorite thing to do.  I love how good it is for your body and your mind and for your peace of mind.  I love listening to music and used to read a ton…now not as much time!

Dogs or Cats:  Dog!  We are actually getting our first puppy as a Christmas surprise for the kids in a few weeks! (SHHH!!!).   I am VERY allergic to cats, but think they are cute.

Ketchup or Mustard (On Hot Dogs):  Mustard (and relish!).

Playing On My iPod:  Grouplove, The Lumineers, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes.

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Akumal, Mexico!

Favorite Food:  I have so many… red curry with chicken, risotto, Rick’s enchiladas, most pizzas.

Always In The Fridge:  Vegetables

Favorite Books:  “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “The Corrections.”

Favorite Movie:  “Dancer In The Dark.”

Who Plays You In Your Hollywood Biography?  Winona Ryder – but with blond hair!

I Like To Watch:  American Idol, Survivor, Go On, The Big Bang Theory, Up All Night, 30 Rock, Iron Chef.

What People Don’t Know:  I took guitar lessons the last 2 years and was terrible!  I thought my years of piano playing would somehow carry over to guitar talent.  I write and eat left-handed, but play all sports right-handed.