The Division of Adolescent Medicine is based at the Department of Pediatrics in Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and adolescent medicine specialists are present at the training sites where adolescent medicine is practiced. The Adolescent Medicine Service offers comprehensive care to adolescents ages 13-21, including medical and mental health care, and substance abuse and nutrition counseling. This is provided in a team approach. Special services include an adolescent prenatal and parenting program, a sexual abuse program, and clinics for adolescents with diabetes and sickle cell disease, and a colposcopy clinic. Research interests include assessment of depression, reproductive health care and sexually transmitted diseases, teen prenatal care and parenthood, and substance and sexual abuse. During the required block rotation in the PL-2 year, residents are exposed to the adolescent medicine services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, at the college health and sports medicine services at Wesleyan University, and in the community, including an adolescent gynecology experience in a family planning clinic.
Additional experiences are integrated longitudinally into the ambulatory practice and inpatient experiences.
Adolescent Medicine Faculty