Jill E. Emerick


Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
WRNMMC Pediatrics Subspecialty Service Chief, USUHS Preclerkship Clinical Module Director for Reproduction and Endocrinology
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Insipidus, Hypotituitarism, Growth disorders, Pubertal disorders, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine Disorders after Chemotherapy or Radiation, Prader Willi Syndrome
Turner's Syndrome, Endocrinopathies associated with other genetic syndromes, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Medical Education
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1996 BS United States Naval Academy
2000 MD uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
2001 Pediatric Internship, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
2005 Pediatric Residency, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, Maryland
2012 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, Maryland


Commander Emerick is a native of Cresson, Pennsylvania. She attended the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1996. She earned her medical degree and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Medical Corps upon graduation from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2000.
Following the completion of a Pediatric Internship at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Commander Emerick was assigned as the General Medical Officer for Marine Air Logistics Squadron 31 in Beaufort, South Carolina. In 2003 she transferred to the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland and completed Pediatric Residency Training in 2005.
Commander Emerick was subsequently assigned to Naval Hospital Okinawa as a staff pediatrician where she chaired the Ethics Committee, coordinated the Pediatric Rotation for the Japanese Intern Program and ran the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. In 2008, she joined the pediatric staff at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda as a staff pediatrician.
In 2009, Commander Emerick entered training at the National Capital Consortium Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program. During this time she led the team that created the Healthy Habits Multidisciplinary Pediatric Obesity Program. This program has served as a model for multiple graduating residents who have modified the program to serve patients and their families at other duty stations. Based on her experiences with this clinic she has become a sought after mentor for further research in childhood and adolescent obesity and an invited lecturer on this and other topics.
Commander Emerick assumed her current position as Chief of the Pediatric Subspecialty Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2016. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences and teaches extensively in multiple courses for both medical and nurse practitioner students. Continuing her track record as an exemplary multi-faceted Medical Corps Officer, CDR Emerick also serves as the Reproduction and Endocrinology Module Director at USUHS, coordinating and optimizing 8 weeks of curriculum for second year medical students.
Commander Emerick is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Pediatric Subspecialty Service Chief, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2016 to present)

Reproduction and Endocrinology Preclerkship Module Director, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2015 to present)

Pediatric Endocrinology Division Chief, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2013-2016)

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Associate Program Director, National Capital Consortium (2013-2016)

Master Clinican recognition from Walter Reed Military Medical Center (2017)

Impact Award from USUHS for outstanding contributions to the School of Medicine ( 2017)

Navy HPSP Scholarship Selection Board member ( 2013 to present)

Director of Health Habits Multidisciplinary Obesity Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ( 2011- present)

Co-Chair of the Annual Errol Alden National Capital Region Pediatric Symposium ( 2015-present)


Emerick JE and Vogt KS: Endocrine manifestations and management of Prader-Willi syndrome. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2013:14. (Invited Review)

Vogt, KS and Emerick, JE. Growth Hormone Therapy in Adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Diseases 2015, 3, 56-67.

Hutchinson J, Emerick J, Saxena H. The Future of Pediatric Obesity, Prim Care. 2016 Mar;43(1):1-17.

Carter T, Isfort A, Vogt K, Emerick J. DKA, Quality & Costs: why writing down a back-up plan saves money and lives. AADE In Practice. 2017 March;5(2): 18-23.

Klein DA, Emerick JE, Sylvester JE, Vogt KS. Disorders of Puberty: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Nov 1;96(9):590-599. PubMed PMID: 29094880.