What Makes Us Unique Leadership Dr. Elizabeth McAnarney, Professor and Chair Emerita of the Department of Pediatrics, is the recipient of the 2013 John Howland Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pediatric Society, for her work helping to develop the board-certified subspecialty of Adolescent Medicine, her research examining the best ways to care for pregnant adolescents and her career-long commitment to education and mentorship. Elected to the Institute of Medicine, Dr. McAnarney provides valuable mentorship to our fellows. Dr. Richard Kreipe, is a former President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and received that organization's 2012 Outstanding Achievement award for his lifetime dedication to advancing the health and well-being of adolescents. Among his many current leadership roles, he is a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association regarding diagnostic criteria for eating disorders and the founder of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kreipe works closely with our fellows in all aspects of their training. Nationally Recognized Programs We are a premiere treatment center for eating disorders; our clinicians have been involved in the development of treatment guidelines with the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Community Experience We have close relationships with local teen centers, school-based health centers, university health services, Planned Parenthood, the county STD clinic, and the juvenile justice system which provide unique training opportunities. Custom Electives Fellows have the opportunity to create their own electives based on their individual areas of interest and professional career goals. Interactive Seminars Fellows participate in the weekly Adolescent Medicine Education Series (AMES), interactive didactic sessions based on content specifications for the Adolescent Medicine Boards. Location Our location enables training in urban, suburban, and rural settings, providing experience in caring for a culturally and geographically diverse population. Approach to Care The University of Rochester is home of Engel’s Biopsychosocial Model of medicine which emphasizes a comprehensive approach to clinical care for patients. State-of-the-Art Children's Hospital Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC broke ground on an updated state-of-the-art children’s hospital scheduled to be completed in 2015. It will encompass nearly 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families.