Jolie Limon, MD, FAAP
Vice President, Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Officer, Chief of Pediatrics
As Vice President of Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Officer, Dr. Jolie Limon oversees a variety of educational and research programs at Valley Children’s Hospital. As the founder of the Valley Children’s pediatric residency program and Interprofessional Education Simulation Program, she strives to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes through collaborative, interprofessional education by using a diverse and dynamic environment. Her passion is in training and fostering the education and development of the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders.
Dr. Limon brings more than 20 years of clinical and leadership experience to this role and envisions Valley Children’s as a national leader in education by creating a sustainable and robust infrastructure to support education, innovation, scholarship and national recognition for Valley Children’s Healthcare.
Since beginning her career with Valley Children’s in 2000 as a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. Limon has served in a variety of positions at the Hospital, including Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program, pediatrician at Charlie Mitchell Children’s Clinic for medically complex children, Medical Director of Simulation and Chief of Pediatrics. Throughout her career, she has worked to foster a culture of innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. She has given presentations at the national level on interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration.
Dr. Limon is passionate about teaching the next generation of care providers and shares her expertise through academic appointments at UCSF-Fresno and Stanford University. She is committed to mentorship, especially for women in medicine, and advocates for continually evolving graduate medical education programming that responds to resident well-being and work-life integration.
She is dedicated to community advocacy as well. Some of her community work includes serving on Valley Children’s Hunger Free Task Force and the Hinds Hospice Board of Directors, and acting as Medical Director of the Fresno Office of Education (FCOE), where she oversees and guides medical resources for the FCOE Mobile Health Unit and is working with community partners to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to rural communities. She is also committed to ensuring that health equity is addressed within education and structurally within the organization.
Dr. Limon received her medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at University of California, Davis Medical Center, where she served as chief resident and was awarded the Pediatric Residency Leadership Award three consecutive years.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Hospital Medicine, Academic Pediatric Association, American Association for Physician Leadership and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.
In her free time, she enjoys fitness, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two college age sons.