Amy Whittle
Associate Professor
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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 the associate medical director of integrated care at the Children's Health Center. 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

, 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Residency, 2009 Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2006 , Weil Medical College of Cornell University
B.A., 1996 , Yale University


Whittle A, Bourne S, Segal S, Serwint JR. Teaching Death Disclosure: A Mixed-Method Comparison of Resident Self-Assessment and Standardized Patient Assessment. Acad Pediatr. 2020 07; 20(5):703-711.
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.