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Jennifer Yuen


Pediatric neurologist
Baker and crafter

About me

Cisgender woman

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Jennifer Yuen is a pediatric neurologist who cares for children with neurological symptoms and conditions. She specializes in treatment following time in the intensive care nursery for premature birth or conditions affecting the nervous system, such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (brain injury caused by lack of blood flow to the brain) and congenital heart disease. Especially during the first few years of their lives, she follows her patients' development closely and works with their families to ensure they are making as much progress as possible.

Yuen earned her medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed a residency in child neurology at Children's Mercy Hospital and further training in neurodevelopment at the University of Missouri.

For Yuen, two highlights of being a doctor are teaching students and residents and watching her patients develop and grow.

  • Education

    Kansas City University, DO, 2006

  • Residencies

    Children's Mercy Hospital, Child Neurology, 2011

I love to find out what my patients want to do when they grow up and see them achieve these goals, whatever the goals may be.

Where I see patients (1)

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services
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