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Jeffrey Ernst

Dr. Jeffrey ErnstDr. Jeffrey Ernst was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. His undergraduate years were spent at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma where he graduated Phi Kappa Phi and cum laude with a degree in natural science. Before medical school at the University of Washington, he served as an admission counselor at Whittier College in California. During medical school, he and his wife, Jennifer, traveled to Kenya, Africa, for a medical mission to Tenwek Hospital.

Residency in pediatrics was completed at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. Their children, Lindsey (1998), Preston (2002) and Whitney (2006) add much joy and exuberance to his life. Raising children has added immensely to his practice of pediatrics. He has truly enjoyed becoming more involved the leadership of our community by serving on the Medical Executive Committee at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Dr. Ernst prioritizes working collaboratively with families in his practice. He approaches every visit with compassion and thoroughness. Personal interests include biking, hiking and piano playing.


  • Undergraduate: University of Puget Sound
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Language Spoken

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • UW/Northwest Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Washington Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • King County Medical Society
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association

Community Service

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee
  • Hillwood Soccer Assistant Coach
  • Shoreline School District Volunteer
  • St. Luke School Volunteer Medical Missions — Africa, Mexico

Interesting Facts

  • Strava virtual races are a passion of his and a lot safer than real bike racing.
  • Loves pruning his many ornamental bushes and fruit trees.