Jessica Nagy, MD, brings a unique blend of medical expertise and compassionate care to her role with Hearts of Hope. Driven by her early experiences with the organization in Verona, NJ, and inspired by her elementary school art teacher, she first began organizing painting events locally, with high school students, Girl Scout troops, and oncology support groups. Her dedication extended beyond her hometown when she brought Hearts of Hope with her to college and medical school, where she formed partnerships with local hospitals to benefit patients and families.

Throughout her training, Jess remained dedicated to integrating art therapy into patient care. Recognizing the therapeutic benefits of creative expression, she established a formal Art Therapy group for patients and families facing mental health challenges. This reflects her holistic view of healthcare, as she sees the importance of addressing emotional and psychological needs alongside physical ailments.

As a resident physician, Jess sees the power of meaningful connection in each patient encounter. She has seen firsthand how Hearts of Hope facilitates shared healing for both artists and recipients, reinforcing her commitment to its mission. She hopes to help the organization grow and continue to touch the lives of everyone involved.

Jess is a resident physician in Brown University’s Triple Board program, pursuing combined training in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She was raised in northern New Jersey, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 2019, and was awarded her Medical Doctorate from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2024.

Jessica Nagy