The UCSF Adolescent Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited three-year program, which enables physicians to meet the eligibility criteria for certification by the American Boards of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. The program's major objective is the development of leadership expertise in Adolescent Medicine. To achieve this goal, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of educators and mentors to provide comprehensive training in the areas of clinical medicine, research, education, public policy, and quality improvement.
The program emphasizes the need for expertise in caring for the complex medical problems of adolescents and young adults. As they spend time in our Adolescent & Young Adult Clinic, on our inpatient consultative service and inpatient eating disorder service, fellows are exposed to a wide range of medical conditions facing adolescents and young adults including reproductive issues, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
UCSF is the top public recipient of NIH research funding for the 6th consecutive year and we provide rigorous training in research. We offer formal course work through the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Fellows' College of the Department of Pediatrics. Research mentoring begins from day one of the fellowship and research progress is overseen from within the division and by the Scholarship Oversight Committee. Fellows are expected to present their research findings at both regional and national meetings, and submit their completed work for publication.
Our multidisciplinary division currently consists of six physicians (4 pediatricians, 1 Medicine/Pediatrician and 1 internist), 3 psychologists, 1 nutritionist, 1 social worker, 1 nurse, and 1 nurse/biostatistician). In addition, we have associated faculty members in psychiatry, public health, addiction medicine and sports medicine. Our faculty has been in leadership positions in every facet of adolescent medicine both nationally and internationally since the late 1970's.
The fellowship program is supported by a Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) grant from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.
First Year Fellow
First Year Fellow
Second Year Fellow
Jason Nagata, MD
Third Year Fellow
Social Work Trainees
Mark Rubinstein, MD
Fellowship Program Director