Gina Jansheski, M.D
Gina Jansheski, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her residency at the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics was followed by a one-year fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado.
She has been a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years, working primarily with hospitalized patients and children with special needs.
She is the former medical director of the Tucson Pediatric Hospitalists, where she formed and directed the Pediatric Child Abuse Review Team. She also served as director of the TMC Pediatric Hospice and established the first pediatric palliative care program in Tucson.
She later took on a position as the medical director for The Painted Turtle, one of the Paul Newman Serious Fun camps for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. This specialized medical camp operates year-round, offering sessions for large groups of campers with conditions such as liver and kidney transplant, hemophilia, spina bifida, immunodeficiency, rheumatic disease, skeletal dysplasia, and more. Her position involved providing specialist doctors and nurses, and all of the necessary equipment and medications comprising the sub-specialty pediatric care needed to operate these sessions. This, along with a full-time on site medical center, allows campers and their families a unique opportunity to participate in riding, zip-line, boating, fishing, and many other authentic camp activities free of charge. She was instrumental in setting up special sessions dedicated to children with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities.
For the past three years, she has been taking on locum tenens and medical editing positions so that she may dedicate the majority of her time as a volunteer physician. Her commitment brings her to India yearly to provide care to children and street animals. She has also created a charitable organization, Helping Hands M.D., through which she serves to help street animals in places of great need.