OUR DOCTORS AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS

  • Jacqueline Arnold
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Arnold grew up in California and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego.  She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital. 

    She has raised 4 children and is now enjoying her 5 grandchildren. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia and has been married to Reid Adler for 30 years. They share their home with several cats. Dr. Arnold loves to garden and quilt. She is very interested in behavior issues and teenagers.

    Dr. Arnold is one of the founding members of The Kidz Docs.

  • Cynthia Shen
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Shen grew up locally in Gaithersburg, MD and received her undergraduate degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before deciding to switch gears and attend medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She received the J. Edmund Bradley Award for Excellence in Pediatrics as a medical student and completed her pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children affiliated with Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. 

    Dr. Shen lives in Alexandria, VA, and has two adult children.  She has sung with the Cathedral Choral Society as a second soprano since 1997 and has been a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels since 2006. She also enjoys traveling, going to art museums and musical theater productions, and volunteering at her church.

    Dr. Shen is one of the founding members of The Kidz Docs.

  • Emily T. Remus
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Remus grew up in Michigan, where she was active in her school band, sports, and youth group.  She earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame.  At Notre Dame, she enjoyed touring with the concert and marching bands.  She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2006, and completed her pediatric training at Thomas Jefferson University and duPont Hospital for Children in 2009.  

    Dr. Remus is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is active in the Virginia Chapter of the AAP.  She has a certification in pediatric mental health from the REACH Institute.  Her interests include children with disabilities, medically complex patients, infant feeding, and mental health.  She enjoys caring for patients from birth through their college years. 

    Dr. Remus enjoys spending time outdoors, playing music, cheering on the Fighting Irish, and spending time with family and friends. She volunteers in her church and neighborhood communities. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and four young children.

    Dr. Remus has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2009.

  • Jenie Sales Ferrer
    D.O., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Ferrer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and attended medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. In 2017, she completed her Pediatric Residency through Authority Health in Detroit, MI, serving as Chief Resident in her last year.

    Dr. Ferrer strongly favors team decision-making and involving parents/guardians in the plan of care. She is also a strong believer in patient and parent education – providing valuable resources for reinforcement when available.

    Dr. Ferrer was born in San Diego, CA but considers Virginia her home. She speaks English and Tagalog. She loves to travel, enjoys spending time with family, and likes scrapbooking. She lives with her husband and beautiful daughter.

    Dr. Ferrer has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2019.

  • Elizabeth Livingood
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Livingood grew up in the mountains of North Carolina but fell in love with the DC metro area after attending Georgetown University for her undergraduate degree. She stayed in DC receiving her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Livingood completed her pediatric training at The Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. She then continued to work at Vanderbilt after residency where she was an assistant professor in the pediatric emergency department.  

    Dr. Livingood's special interests in medicine include nutrition and obesity. Arlington, VA is now home to Dr. Livingood, her husband, and two children. When she isn’t treating patients, she likes to travel, bake, and enjoy time with family and friends.

    Dr. Livingood has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2019.

  • Ann Tannous
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Tannous grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but frequently visited Northern Virginia as she has many friends and family in the area.  She graduated from college at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and from medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency  at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and AI DuPont Hospital for Children. She has been working as a pediatrician for the past 10 years, initially outside of Philadelphia and most recently in Houston.   In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, traveling and spending time with family.  

    As a pediatrician she enjoys having open dialogue and discussion with parents and families.  She believes that decisions should be made together after a thorough discussion.  She has extensive experience treating children with ADHD, depression, anxiety and also discussing childhood nutrition and obesity.  She speaks some Arabic and Spanish.  

    Dr. Tannous has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2020.

  • Meghan Hulver
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Hulver is originally from Buffalo, NY.  She earned her B.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 2000 graduating magna cum laude.  She received her M.D. from the University of Buffalo and then went to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I. affiliated with Brown University for her pediatric residency.  She is currently a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Hulver is especially interested in childhood behavior, parenting concerns, anxiety, feeding disorders, and growth. She also enjoys teen counseling. She lives in Oakton, VA with her extended family and their black Labrador. She enjoys reading, Pilates, cooking and crafting. 

    Dr. Hulver has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2007.  As of January 2020, Dr. Hulver is no longer seeing patients in the office, but is available for telehealth appointments. 



  • Kathleen Beckman
    C.P.N.P

    Kathleen is a native Texan who has lived more than 20 years of her life overseas. After earning her BSN from the University of Texas, she married an Army officer and served mostly military families in their medical centers as a pediatric intensive care nurse/pediatric clinic nurse.  Upon returning to the D.C. area, Kathleen trained to become a pediatric nurse practitioner through Catholic University and has worked in private practice ever since.  

    Kathleen speaks French and Spanish and loves caring for our international families. She has special interests in developmental delays, asthma, newborns, and breastfeeding.

    Kathleen loves to read, hike, bike and share travel adventures with her family. She lives in Alexandria with her husband of over 30 years, her golden retriever Salado and kitty Brazos. She has three grown children and three grandchildren.

    Kathleen has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2017.

  • Laura Mika
    C.P.N.P

    Laura is a northern Virginia native having grown up Fairfax, VA. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and her masters degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Drexel University, in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining The Kidz Docs, Laura worked as a NICU nurse at George Washington University hospital and as a pediatric cardiac surgery nurse at INOVA Children’s Hospital. 

    When she’s not working, Laura enjoys and baking and playing tennis. She currently lives in Alexandria with her husband. 

    Laura has been practicing at The Kidz Docs since 2019.