Manuel Jimenez, MD, MS

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Child Health Institute of New Jersey, RWJMS
89 French Street
New Brunswick , NJ 08901
Phone: 732-235-6188
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 22, 2017


Discipline Coordinators: Pediatrics: Developmental/Neonatology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Family Medicine
and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Education,
The Boggs Center
Discipline(s): Medicine-Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Health Services Research, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Early Childhood
Education: Medical Education
Service: Health Policy, Systems


Dr. Jimenez is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Family Medicine and Community Health, director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics education at the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and an Attending Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician at Children’s Specialized Hospital. His faculty appointment comes with the designation of Chancellor’s Scholar.



Dr. Jimenez received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick NJ where he co- founded the Promise Clinic, a student run continuity clinic that was developed in partnership with Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Immediately after residency, Dr. Jimenez served as a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation Public Policy fellow in the office of US Senator Jeanne Shaheen where he worked on health and disability issues during the health reform debate. He then completed a combined fellowship through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA earning a Master’s Degree in Health Policy Research.


Dr. Jimenez’s interests focus on making the health system more responsive to the needs of vulnerable populations. His research has focused on understanding the relationship between early adversity and child development, improving access to developmental services and therapies for young children, and promoting shared decision making in pediatrics and is currently supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development program. His work has been supported by an Academic Pediatric Association (APA)/ Commonwealth Fund Young Investigator Award and has been recognized with regional and national awards. On a policy level, Dr. Jimenez has been a participant in the NJ Department of Children and Families’ efforts to improve access to and coordination of early childhood services for children at risk for developmental delays. He serves as a physician champion for the NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics- Pediatric Partnership Initiative, which aims to meet the social emotional needs of children affected by Super storm Sandy. Dr. Jimenez also served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Early Childhood Expert Panel.


He is a member of the NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics Association, and the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.