A native of southern Minnesota, Dr. Scherer attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and earned Academic All-American Honors as a member of the women’s track team. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, earning honors for the basic sciences curriculum. Upon completion of her pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Scherer joined Children’s Health Partners in 2005. Dr. Scherer resides in Naperville with her husband, three children, and her Westie, Winston. Dr. Scherer loves to run and, outside of chauffeuring kids to activities, spends much of her free time marathon training. Additionally, as a lifelong violinist since the age of 3, she is a passionate Suzuki parent and still occasionally performs with a local community orchestra. Dr. Scherer is active as a “tweetiatrician” on Twitter and can be followed at @napermom_kiddoc.