Amy Whittle
Associate Professor
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Biography

Amy Whittle, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. Her areas of interest include children with special health care needs, mental health and developmental disorders, doctor-patient communication, and social determinants of health. She is a clinician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and attends in primary care, urgent care, and the special needs clinics. She is fluent in medical Spanish. She is the director of the Physicians in Community and Behavior and Development rotations, required parts of the pediatric residency curriculum. She developed a curriculum to teach pediatric residents about SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment) for substance use. She is the founding Medical Director of the San Francisco Medical-Legal Partnership, a collaboration between the Pediatric department at SFGH and Bay Area Legal Aid that places an attorney directly into the medical clinics. Dr. Whittle was a member of the School of Medicine 2012-2013 Teaching Scholars Program.

Education and Training

Residency, 2009 Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2006 , Weil Medical College of Cornell University
B.A., 1996 , Yale University

Publications

Olson KB, Wilkinson CL, Wilkinson MJ, Harris J, Whittle A. Texts for Talking: Evaluation of a Mobile Health Program Addressing Speech and Language Delay. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Oct; 55(11):1044-9.
Whittle AE, Buckelew SM, Satterfield JM, Lum PJ, O'Sullivan P. Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: Teaching Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Residents. Subst Abus. 2015; 36(3):325-31.