Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Welcome to the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Our Vision

All youth are healthy, safe, and thriving.

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is to improve the health and well being of youth through:

  • Accessible health care services for adolescents in the context of their family, culture and community
  • Interdisciplinary adolescent health care education for health professional trainees and practitioners as well as youth, families, and communities
  • Research to increase understanding of disparities in adolescent health, promote adolescent health equity, and improve adolescent health outcomes
  • Engagement with youth in their communities as their adult allies and advocates

We are a growing division and welcome your thoughts and participation.

Youth and Young Adults: Learn more about what we offer.

Adult Caregivers and Youth Advocates: Please click here.

Health Care Providers: Get information about the services we offer and how to refer patients.

Research Study

HATS Healthy Allegheny Teen Survey researchWe are conducting a research study using a countywide health survey of adolescents 14–19 years old. The Healthy Allegheny Teen Survey, or HATS for short, is a research study being conducted jointly by the Allegheny County Health Department, Pitt Public Health, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and several local foundations. HATS is voluntary. Participants are randomly selected and receive a $20 gift card in the mail after completing the survey. Information collected is confidential and will help the Allegheny County Health Department and local health organizations better serve youth in our communities. Click here for more information.

Additional Resources



Clinical Studies

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

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Jonathan Pletcher, MD

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Nancy Eligator, MD

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Elissa Gittes, MD

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Karen Hacker, MD, MPH

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Michael Marshal, PhD

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Loreta Kass, MD

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Heather McCauley, ScD, MS

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Dana Rofey, PhD

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Ana Radovic Stakic, MD, MSc

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Joseph Sanfilippo, MD

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Tahniat Syed, MD, MPH, FAAP

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  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 15224

  • Adolescent Medicine (Oakland)

    Oakland Medical Building
    3420 Fifth Ave.
    Pittsburgh PA, 15213

  • Children's Pine Center

    11279 Perry Highway
    Wexford PA, 15090

  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville PA, 15017

  • Bone Mineral Density Effects of DR-105 – Phase II

    A Study to Compare the Effects on Bone Mineral Density of DR-105 and a 28-Day Cycle Oral Contraceptive Regimen in Healthy, Postmenarchal, Adolescent Females Read more

    LEAP Study

    Longitudinal Emerging Adulthood Program (LEAP) Study on Health and Wellness of Teenagers Read more