LP Breakfast Club

The Little Couple - Jen Arnold, MD & Bill Klein

Jennifer Arnold, MD

Medical Director of Pediatric Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at Baylor College of Medicine

Jennifer Arnold, M.D., M.Sc. was recently recruited to be the medical director of the new Pediatric Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Arnold graduated from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2000 and then trained in resuscitative medicine and simulation education at the University of Pittsburgh’s Peter M. Winter Simulation, Education, and Research Center and within the Safar Center for Resuscitative Medicine as a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Scholar. She also obtained her masters of medical education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. Dr. Arnold received the Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education from Ambulatory Pediatric Association for her research in simulation education. Dr. Arnold also is involved in caring for critically ill newborns in Texas Children’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—the highest level of care. Her patients include premature newborns with complex congenital heart disease, genetic/birth defects, respiratory problems, infections and gastroenterologic issues.

Bill Klein

For 15 years, Bill has filled various senior-management slots at companies ranging from $45 million to $200 million in annual revenues. A versatile pioneer of sales force automation, web-based productivity, e-commerce, social media and operational efficiency, Bill has repeatedly proven his expertise in increasing productivity.   Prior to co-founding Emerge, Bill’s most notable work was re-engineering the Sales and Operations performance of Siemens Medical Systems Ventilation and Patient Monitoring divisions. Thanks to his efforts, revenues increased threefold and every Siemens ventilator and patient monitor contained the newest parts and accessories. He also played vital roles in Siemens’ smooth transition into Draeger and Maquet, and in integrating all IT and operations systems when Mediq/ACS was acquired by Invacare in 2004.   Bill, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and completed graduate coursework in cellular physiology at NYU, was instrumental in drafting and honing Emerge Sales’ menu of professional services. He also leads an interesting (and uniquely public) private life: Bill and his wife, Jennifer Arnold, costar on the Learning Channel program “The Little Couple,” sharing their personal stories of triumph over adversity to motivate others facing similar challenges.