Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

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

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

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In just a few steps, you can book your child’s next appointment with a UPMC Children’s specialist at any time. 

In just a few steps, you can book your child’s next appointment with a UPMC Children’s adolescent and young adult medicine specialist at any time.

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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 and Clinical Studies

As a nationally recognized research center, UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine participates in the latest clinical studies, which involve human volunteers and are intended to add to our medical understanding.

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. Learn more.

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