Janet M. Michaelson MD
Janet M. Michaelson, MD, FAAP
Dr. Janet M. Michaelson is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) who has been practicing on the Main Line since 1981. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she graduated from Cheltenham High School, where in addition to academics she was active in piano, vocal music, and musical theater. She received her bachelor's degree with honors in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she fell in love with pediatrics during her first rotation at the old Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, formerly located at 17th and Bainbridge Streets. At Penn's Medical School, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, and at graduation received the Loewenburg Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics.
Dr. Michaelson completed her pediatric internship and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) new facility adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania, where she developed a special interest in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. After her residency she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar in behavioral pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania/CHOP, where she worked extensively in the field of child abuse and neglect as a member of the SCAN team. During her fellowship she served as an attending pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at CHOP, and also completed an externship in family therapy at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic.
Dr. Michaelson is on the active staff at Lankenau, Bryn Mawr, and Paoli Memorial Hospitals, and maintains her staff affiliation at CHOP. During her years of practice she has been active with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), serving as the organization's representative to the boards of the Please Touch Museum and the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. She previously served on the board of the Philadelphia Pediatric Society, and is now a member of the AAP Section on the Media. In May 2002 she was selected as one of the "Best Pediatricians in America" by the Ladies Home Journal. Dr. Michaelson is featured in the 2005 television documentary "Toddler Tales," which can still be seen on the Discovery Health Network. She is a popular speaker at community events related to child health and parenting, and for the past several years has developed and taught the health curriculum at the Torah Academy Girls High School.
Dr. Michaelson and her husband are the proud parents of four grown sons. She is an avid reader, singer, and musician, and enjoys traveling and cooking. She loves her job, and looks forward to seeing her patients and their parents every day. Dr. Michaelson is especially excited to have some "second generation" patients–young children whose parents were her patients in her early years of practice. Dr. Michaelson says, "I feel very fortunate to have a career in pediatrics, where I play an important role in the growth and development of my patients. It is intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding, and fun to follow children and families from infancy to adulthood."
Congratulations to Drs. Michaelson and Rosenblum on being named