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2023 Adolescent Medicine Fellows

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Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Work/Life Balance: The University of Rochester is committed to providing an environment that promotes the health and wellness of our fellows.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: The University of Rochester embraces diversity of all kinds and is mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.
  • Support for an Advanced Degree: The University of Rochester offers a 95% tuition waiver for University employees and the division is extremely supportive of fellows pursuing an advanced degree or certificate program.
  • Faculty/Fellow Relationships: The Adolescent Medicine faculty work closely with fellows throughout their fellowship serving as their mentors and helping them to achieve their professional goals.
  • 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.
  • Clinical Strengths: Fellows graduate with expertise in prescribing gender affirming hormones/pubertal suppression, management of patients with eating disorders, LARC insertions, and if desired, medical and surgical abortion training.
  • Unique Pathways: Fellows have the ability to create new electives and individualized pathways such as QI, advocacy, ethics, health policy, Digital Health Innovation, etc.
  • Community Experience: We have close relationships with school-based health centers, university health services, Planned Parenthood, the county STD clinic, and the juvenile justice system which provide unique training opportunities.
  • Interactive Seminars: Fellows participate in the weekly Adolescent Medicine Education Series (AMES), interactive didactic sessions based on content specifications for the Adolescent Medicine Boards.

Our Hospital-based Clinical Programs

  • Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program – We are a Regional Center of Excellence and referral site for patients with eating disorders. Our faculty has been involved in the development of treatment guidelines with the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
  • Gender Health Services for Children & Young Adults – We provide this multi-department, multi-division, program to aid, youth, and young adults who identify as transgender, gender fluid, or have questions or concerns about their gender.
  • Adolescent & Young Adult Reproductive Healthcare – We provide a full range of reproductive health services including contraception with progesterone implants and IUDs.

Our Fellowship by the Numbers


Training Site Opportunities


Gender Health Outpatient Visits Last Year


Past Presidents of SAHM

Our Program Aims

  • Recruit the highest quality candidates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Train fellows in the biopsychosocial model to be fully competent, board eligible, and capable of practicing independently and assuming a leadership role in the field of adolescent medicine.
  • Actively involve fellows in a breadth of Adolescent Medicine clinical services, teaching activities, and scholarly projects.
  • Engage fellows in a variety of community health activities that aim to reduce medical and psychosocial disparities for adolescents and young adults.

What Sets Us Apart

Nationally Recognized Academic Mentorship

Our mentoring and teaching team include well-known faculty such as Dr. Elizabeth McAnarney and Dr. Richard Kriepe. They provide excellent training and mentorship to our fellows.

Flexible Curriculum

Our fellows have the ability to individualize curriculum to personal interests and career goals, including creation of their own custom electives. Opportunities exist for fellows to fulfill their research requirements while pursuing an advanced degrees, such as Master of Public Health (M.P.H.).

State-of-the-Art Children's Hospital

Our state-of-the-art children’s hospital encompases 8 stories, 124 beds, and 52 private rooms with sleeping accommodations for families. Our investments in technology, led us to be recognized as one of the Most Innovative Children's Hospitals by Parents' Magazine.

Follow Our Fellows on a Tour

Come learn more about our Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Golisano Children's Hospital.

View on YouTube Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Tour

What Our Fellows Say...

Melissa Dundas, MD

"It is empowering and exhilarating to be training in a program that fosters both your professional and personal growth. Our approach to adolescent health using the biopsychosocial model has allowed for me to connect with our diverse population of youth and provide equitable healthcare across the spectrum. My mentors and faculty provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has primed me to be one of few graduating trainees with a strong foundation in gender health care, among other areas of our subspecialty. There is something to be said when you wake up every day, motivated and excited to learn from your tribe!"

Melissa Dundas, M.D. - Fellow Alum

Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital
Medical School / Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies
Pediatric Residency / Staten Island University Hospital, New York City, NY
Hometown / Ottawa, CA

A National Leader in Improving Quality and Safety

ACGME has chosen the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to be one of eight institutions to help transform the way we improve quality and safety. Our fellows play a key role in changing the clinical learning environment here at our institution and across the country. This initiative furthers our commitment to continuously improve health care by advancing the quality of physician education.

Resident and Fellow Tour

Watch a video about our residents' and fellows' experiences at URMC.      GME Resident and Fellow Tour

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