Adolescent Medicine Fellows

Our Current Fellows

Merrian Brooks, DO

Merrian Brooks, DO

“I attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I earned my DO degree and also served as a primary care teaching fellow as a senior medical student. I received excellent training in pediatrics at Cooper Children’s Regional Hospital in Camden NJ, where I learned how to be a strong independent pediatrician in an urban underserved community. I chose adolescent medicine fellowship at CHP because I felt there was significant flexibility to explore any number of academic interests and that has been true. As a fellow I am also a graduate student in clinical research. My research interests include strength building in vulnerable youth, substance abuse, and the role of purpose as a tool to improve risky decision-making.​ Ultimately I would like to combine my interests in adolescents, global health, cultural competency and mentoring into a career that combines patient care with evidence based community programs around the world.”

Oriquidia Torres

Orquidia Torres, MD

“I came to this program because of the people in the division.  They are welcoming, compassionate, open-minded, and driven.  The best part of the program is having mentors that are determined to help me achieve my present and future goals.  With my interest in advocacy, education, and research in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, I wanted opportunities that would further my skills in these fields.  One opportunity that I am able to participate in with the help of my mentors is Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy; this training experience will allow me to become a leader in reproductive health advocacy.  In addition, I am glad that I am a part of the Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) program and the Masters of Medical Education program.  These programs enable me to become a future clinician educator. “

Jessica MacCormac

 Jessica MacCormac, DO

“I came to fellowship in Pittsburgh after completing my pediatrics residency with an additional year as chief resident at the University of Rochester, NY. My interests include transition medicine, teens and young adults with chronic illness, palliative care for teens, and medical education. I chose Pittsburgh for fellowship for multiple reasons including the opportunity to focus on transition medicine, the variety of clinical experiences with faculty that have diverse interests, flexibility to pursue different clinical and academic areas, and the support to obtain a Master’s degree in Medical Education. Ultimately during my interview here, I chose this program because I was inspired. I felt a great connection with the people in the division and have made strong bonds with my co-fellows.” 

Our fellows leave our program able to take on the challenges of AM in all areas. View a list of the former Adolescent Medicine fellows (PDF).

For more information about applying to become one of our fellows please contact: Dr. Loreta Matheo, Program Director, or Mary Zandier, Program Coordinator for Fellowship, 412-692-7711.

We are members of NRMP and welcome your application via ERAS including three letters of recommendation, one of which will come from the program director of your residency.