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Adolescent Medicine Training Program Information:

Academic Programs

The JHU Adolescent Medicine Fellowship is housed in the
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in the Department
of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The mission of the JHU training program is to develop the next generation
of leaders in the most innovative and effective interdisciplinary approaches to
adolescent health promotion and disease prevention with a primary goal of reducing
health disparities.  The Section houses the Adolescent Health Promotion Research
Training Program (T32), funded by NICHD to provide research training to physicians
in the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship. The Section is also home of the Adolescent
Health Research Group (AHRG), which was formed in 1999 and consists of investigators
and staff who work together to conduct fundamental and applied public health research
directed at prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
The JHU program has strong ties to other schools and institutions located on
or near the campus including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
(JHSPH), the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the School of Nursing and others.

Clinical Programs

Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training prepares specialists to manage the primary
subspecialty health care needs of adolescents in an interdisciplinary environment.
Specialty care services include male and female reproductive health care, complex
medical issues with medical and behavioral components, mental health and behavioral
management disorders, substance abuse management, sports medicine and transitional
health issues.

Adolescent Medicine fellowship graduates are eligible for board certification
through the American Boards of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. The American
Board of Family Practice offers a Certificate of Added Qualification for
Family Practitioners. All routes to certification in Adolescent Medicine first
require certification by the primary field of training (Pediatrics, Internal
Medicine, and/or Family Practice).

Core Areas of Training

  • Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

  • Reproductive health (gynecology, basic urology, puberty, family planning, pregnancy options, early pregnancy care)

  • LGBT & Gender Affirming Health

  • Care for Youth with Disabilities

  • Endocrine/Diabetes Care

  • Eating Disorders

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections/Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

  • Nutrition/Obesity

  • School-based Health

  • Sports Medicine

  • Substance Abuse Disorders

  • College Health and Wellness

Scientific & Research Capabilities

Research is an integral component of Adolescent medicine. A crosscutting theme to this research is a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the health of adolescent populations. Along with the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, primary research partners include the Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, both of which are prevention research centers funded by the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention. Training in nutrition is provided through the Center for Human
Nutrition. This collaboration ensures that faculty and trainees have access to applied
and basic adolescent health research opportunities and activities in key areas of adolescent
health. Faculty members affiliated with the research activities represent several
departments, centers, and schools throughout Johns Hopkins University. Funding sources
for research projects include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Maternal
Child Health Bureau (MCHB), National Institutes of Health (NIAAA, NIAID, NICHD, NIDA),
Baltimore City Health DepartmentBaltimore Community Foundation, and Center for AIDS Research.

Adolescent Medicine Core Faculty

Hoover Adger, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA
Medicine Core Faculty
Section Chief, Adolescent Medicine

Renata Arrington-Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM
Medicine Core Faculty
Associate Professor

Errol Fields, MD, PhD, MPH
Medicine Core Faculty
Assistant Professor

Arik Marcell, MD, MPH
Medicine Core Faculty
Associate Professor
Clinical Director, Adolescent Program

Pamela Matson, PhD, MPH
Medicine Core Faculty
Assistant Professor

Judy Kandel, CRNP
Nursing Core Faculty

Maria Trent, MD, MPH
Medicine Core Faculty
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Director
PI-T32 Training Grant

Kathy Tomaszewski, RN
Nursing Core Faculty

Tisha R. James, LGSW
Social Work


Adolescent Medicine participates in the July cycle of the National Resident Matching Program using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Link to ERAS

Link to FREIDA

Individuals considering a career in Adolescent Medicine are encouraged to contact Dr. Trent and/or any member of the team directly.

How to Apply