About Us

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents. The division uses interdisciplinary approaches, aiming to provide exemplary clinical care and advanced knowledge through leading-edge research. The goal is to translate, synthesize and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in clinical practice, research, and health care policy to the broader community, and train the next generation of leaders in adolescent health.  

Division Leadership

Charles Irwin, MD

Charles E. Irwin Jr., MD 
Division Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Dr. Irwin's goal is to improve preventive health screening in clinics as well as financial and remove barriers to health care access for adolescents and young adults. He plans to achieve this goal with his current health services research program. Dr. Irwin is a distinguished professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at UCSF's School of Medicine and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He leads the National Adolescent & Young Adult Health Innovation Center (NAHIC) and an interdisciplinary Adolescent Health Training program since 1977. Irwin has served on several national and international initiatives on Adolescent Health including the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development, the IOM/NRC Committee on Improving the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Young Adults and the Office of Technology Assessments’ landmark report on Adolescent Health.

Contact Us

Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine 
University of California, San Francisco
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco CA 94143-0503

Phone: (415) 502-7885, (415) 476-5349

For patient-related matters, please contact the Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic:
Phone: (415) 353-2002 
Fax: (415) 353-2466