Adolescent Medicine Fellows

Our Current Fellows

Alicia Boykin, MD
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medicine Center. I came to this fellowship because of the people and the numerous academic and clinical opportunities. There is flexibility to tailor your schedule to fit your particular interests and diverse divisional support. As a fellow, I am a part of the Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) program and a graduate student in clinical research. My interests include sexual and reproductive health and adolescent parenting, particularly adolescent fatherhood. Fellowship training at Children's will continue to build on my residency training and provide me with the tools to truly make a difference.

Amy Collins, MD
I've always wanted to pursue a career in medicine centered around advocacy and community health. I studied public health as an undergraduate student at Tulane University and participated in a variety of community outreach and advocacy programs as a medical student as Tulane as well. My residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh gave me the opportunity to continue to focus on advocacy as a member of their Community-Oriented Resident Education program. I was looking for a fellowship program that would nurture my passion for advocacy while equipping me with the tools necessary to be a forward-thinking and thoughtful leader in the field of adolescent medicine. This is exactly what I found in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at CHP. As a fellow here, I am lucky to have a generous amount of protected time to complete my Masters in Clinic Research and pursue my own research interests. I also get great clinical training in a variety of settings—from clinics at our academic center to providing medical services to residents in juvenile detention and homeless youth. I'm particularly excited about participating in Physicians for Reproductive Rights' training fellowship this year, where I will learn to develop skills and attributes necessary to be an effective advocate for comprehensive and sexual reproductive health care.

Kacie Kidd, MD
I completed my medical education and residency at West Virginia University where I served as Chief Resident of the Internal Medicine & Pediatrics program. Working with both adults and children made me realize that my favorite patients were adolescents. I am particularly interested in improving the move from pediatric to adult care, and have developed clinical policies to facilitate successful transition. I am also an advocate for LGBTQ youth, and created an educational curriculum to better train medical students and physicians to care for this population. I chose the UPMC Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine Fellowship Program due to their emphasis on clinical research as well as the opportunity for more training on transition medicine and gender affirming care.

Gina Sequeira, MD
I have always been drawn to roles that provided me opportunities to serve as an advocate. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University and decided to pursue a career in medicine after volunteering as an EMT in post-Katrina New Orleans. Between undergrad and medical school at Tulane, I taught high school Math for two years as a part of the Teach for America program. I completed my pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where I began to develop relationships with local advocacy organizations in the Pittsburgh community. It was important to me to have the opportunity to train in a fellowship program that would support my desire to serve as a physician advocate for the LGBTQ community and provide support for my interest in conducting community based participatory research. This is exactly what I found in the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Children's. As a fellow, I have been so appreciative of the program's commitment to providing me protected time to devote to expanding the Children's Gender Development Program and obtaining my Masters Degree in Clinic Research through the University of Pittsburgh ICRE.

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.