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Adolescent Medicine Division

Shellie Yussman

Susan “Shellie” Yussman, M.D., M.P.H.,
Interim Chief

The mission of the Adolescent Medicine Division is to improve the health and health care of adolescents, young adults, and their families.

Education

The Division offers accredited fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine. This training has a tripartite mission: to conduct research that will advance knowledge about the causes, prevention and treatment of adolescent health problems, to develop the next generation of academic leaders, and to provide specialized healthcare services to adolescents and their families. Division faculty are also active in teaching medical students and residents in Pediatrics and other specialties.

Patient Care

The Division offers subspecialty services at the Golisano Children's Hospital in the Ambulatory Care Center with a focus on eating disorders, gender health, and reproductive health care. In addition, division faculty lead clinical programs at Rochester General Hospital and are actively involved with the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, Department of OBGYN, Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Psychiatry, and University of Rochester Health Service.

Research

Adolescent medicine faculty have active clinical and/or health services research programs in reproductive health, gender health, eating disorders, adolescent brain development, resident education, palliative care, transitioning teen health care to adult providers, preventive health services, and survey methods. For more information, please visit Adolescent Medicine Research.

Community Health

Public health practice is an important component of the Division's mission. The Division partners with New York State through Assets Coming Together for Youth (ACT for Youth), to provide technical assistance and continuing education. Faculty partner with multiple community programs to provide clinical services, program evaluation, or technical assistance to: