Jordan “Seth” Van Zant, MD, MPH

Jordan “Seth” Van Zant, MD

Hometown: Jamestown, OH

College/Medical School: Eastern Kentucky University/University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Research Project: Transition Care in Down syndrome and children with special health care needs, prescribing practices and national trends in care of children and adolescents with ADHD

Career Goals: To provide general pediatric, as well as neurologic and developmental care, to patients with developmental disabilities. I am particularly interested in working with kids with medical complexity, children with Down syndrome and neurofibromatosis.

Hobbies/Interests: Coffee, hiking, checking out new restaurants

Travels/Languages: Bolivia, India, Italy, Greece, PR
I’m attempting to relearn Spanish; I’m hoping to become knowledgeable in Pittsburghese…

An Interesting Fact About Yourself: I like to roast my own coffee beans – but I haven’t been successful at growing my own beans yet (I have a black thumb).

More About Me: I chose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh because of its strong pediatrics and neurodevelopmental programs. The faculty and residents in the CN/NDD programs are incredibly supportive and very personable. My wife and I have enjoyed exploring Pittsburgh, especially the many restaurants and coffee shops. 

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Really enjoyed Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's when I was here for my visiting rotation. The Peds and CN/NDD programs had great faculty and residents and they were communities that I wanted to be a part of.