Fellowship Program


The UCSF Adolescent Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited three-year program, which enables physicians to meet the eligibility criteria for Adolescent Medicine certification by the American Boards of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Our major objective is the development of regional, national, and international leaders 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 fellows spend time in our Adolescent & Young Adult Clinic, on our inpatient consultative service and inpatient eating disorder service, and a variety of community based electives, they are exposed to a wide range of medical conditions facing adolescents and young adults including reproductive issues, substance abuse, sports medicine, mental health, 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 faculty currently consists of nine physicians (7 pediatricians and 1 Internal Medicine/Pediatrician, and 1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Pediatrician), 4 psychologists, 1 nutritionist, 1 social worker, 2 doctors of public health, 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.

For additional information, please see links to Program Goals and Application Process.


marissaMarissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH 
Program Director

meyersMatthew Meyers, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director

Current Fellows



Anousha SinhaAnoushka Sinha, MD
First Year Fellow
Adolescent Medicine

Anoushka’s interests include building the arts and humanities into medical education and practice, caring for and empowering underserved populations, integrating mental health care into primary care, and optimizing transitions to adulthood.

Caroline NguyenCaroline Nguyen, MD
First Year Fellow
Adolescent Medicine

Caroline's clinical interests include substance use in adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, and caring for underserved populations. She is interested in medical education, especially curricular design and education research aimed at making medical education more equitable and inclusive. 

Anita ChaphekarAnita Chaphekar, DO
Second Year Fellow
Adolescent Medicine

Anita's clinical interests include caring for sexual minority and gender minority youth as well as caring for those struggling with eating disorders.

Julia RaneyJulia Raney, MD
Second Year Fellow
Adolescent Medicine

Julia’s clinical interests include adolescent mental health, reproductive and sexual health, and working with underserved communities. In her research, she plans to explore how a history of trauma impacts adolescents’ mental and physical health as well as factors that promote resiliency.  

michelleMichelle Odette, MD
Second Year Fellow
Adolescent Medicine

Michelle is interested in all aspects of adolescent care with a particular interest in mental health including anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. She hopes to work in an academic institution in a clinical and teaching role working with her community to improve adolescent care. 

alexisAlexis Richards, MD
Third Year Fellow
Adolescent Medicine

Nurse Trainees

Susan Padnick
Liam Elliott
Elena Sinha

Social Work Trainees

Julia Rivera, MSW

Post-doctoral Trainees

Marianne Pugatch, PhD