Justin TriemstraExpert Play Panelist & Pediatrician
Justin is a general pediatrician who is passionate about preventive pediatric health and healthy habits for children and adolescents. Justin graduated with a BS from Calvin College, a MD from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, and completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at The University of Chicago. He then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he is practicing as an academic general pediatrician at Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and serves as Vice-Chief, Division of Community Pediatrics and as the Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program. Outside of work, Justin is an avid Chicago Cubs and Michigan Wolverines fan which he is actively passing along to his children.
Favorite Family Activity:
Playing frisbee with my family at the local park and taking walks around the neighborhood.
Favorite Outdoor Game as a Kid:
Pretending I was Michael Jordan on my driveway.
What Makes You Smile?
My kids, Peter and Emma.
Favorite Way to Play:
Play can always be incorporated into everyday life and imaginary play is essential in the development of children. Therefore, we love to make simple walks around the neighborhood into scavenger hunts counting the number of dogs, school buses, and trucks.
Favorite Radio Flyer Product and Why:
My favorite product is the 4-in-1-Stroll ‘N Trike due to the options for kids at different stages of development.