Welcome to

Adolescent Medicine


Services & Programs


Inpatient Care

Here for a while? You’ll get the nation’s finest adolescent medical care, thanks to our 28-bed state-of-the-art inpatient unit, our specialized physicians and our pioneering research. Fully equipped with an on-site school and teen-friendly Child Life Program, our unit is where you want to be for an extended stay. 

Receive expert consultations from all the distinguished subspecialists at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). CHAM’s Inpatient Adolescent Unit cares for adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 20 years with serious illnesses, including:

Irregular menstrual periods
Lack of menstrual periods
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Eating disorders
Sexually transmitted diseases
Surgical problems including scoliosis surgery


Outpatient Care

Interested in visit? You’ll receive the care you need, delivered with compassion, respect and confidentiality. Our physicians, who are national leaders and are board certified in adolescent medicine, can diagnose and help you and your family manage a wide range of issues, including:

Menstrual Problems

  • Menstrual pain
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Lack of menstrual periods
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Reproductive Health

  • Contraception including IUDs and implant
  • Contraception for teens with complex medical conditions
  • Male and female reproductive health
  • Evaluation and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluation and treatment of vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain


  • Medical management of eating disorders
  • Medical management of obesity
  • LGBT health and wellness (including transition services)
  • Substance use
  • HIV/AIDS (including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Depression and mental health concerns

Our Practice Locations:

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Montefiore Hutchinson Campus
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461

Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health
141 South Central Park Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530



Adolescent AIDS Program (AAP)

Our Division is the proud home of the Adolescent AIDS Program (AAP), the nation’s first HIV/AIDS center dedicated to teens and young adults, which is currently caring for one of the largest groups of HIV+ youth in America. The program also provides comprehensive health care and prevention services to youth at risk for HIV infection including LGBTQ youth .  Learn more > 

Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative (B’N Fit)

Overcoming adolescent obesity is all about making it fun. B’N Fit is a landmark program developed by the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHAM in partnership with the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center to help overweight teens shed pounds while gaining friends and unforgettable experiences. 
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LGBT Program for Youth and Families

Inclusive, compassionate, specialized care for LGBT youth is here. Launched by our AAP, the LGBT Program for Youth and Families provides comprehensive support and medical care to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents ages 13-24.

The IUD and Contraceptive Implant Service for Adolescents

The best contraception works nearly 100 percent of the time, is safe and reversible, and is one that young women don’t have to worry about every day. IUDs and implants can last for years, until adolescents and young adults finish school. We provide IUDs and implants in a confidential and adolescent-friendly environment.

Montefiore Adolescent Primary Care Initiative (MAPCI)

MAPCI is a nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary collaboration between the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Montefiore Medical Group, instrumental in promoting adolescent access to care and educating primary care physicians about the challenges of providing optimal adolescent care. MAPCI projects include medical center-wide initiatives related to adolescent confidentiality, optimizing the Electronic Medical Record for adolescent primary care, and transitioning adolescents to adult care.

Contraception and Menstrual Management for Girls with Complex Medical Conditions

Young women with chronic illness require specialized care for menstrual disorders and for contraception. Our expertise in adolescent gynecology is nationally recognized with many of our physicians as leaders in the field.

Eating Disorders Program

Adolescents struggling with eating disorders need specialized medical and mental health care for the best chance at a complete recovery. The Eating Disorder Program is a collaborative effort between Adolescent Medicine and Child Psychiatry to provide comprehensive care. Most of our patients are seen in the outpatient setting, while those who require medical stabilization are hospitalized on our inpatient unit.

Girls and Bleeding (GAB) Practice

This program is a collaboration between the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Alderman and he Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cellular therapies, Dr. Jennifer Davila to provide “one stop shopping” for girls with heavy menstrual periods to be evaluated jointly by both adolescent gynecology and pediatric hematology specialists. Our GAB program is part of a network of practices throughout the country whose leaders are active in the learning and advocacy activities of the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders.

Youth Gender Medicine at CHAM Program

Our approach to gender non-conforming children and teens is careful and thoughtful as well as trans-affirmative. We evaluate teens for pubertal suppression, menstrual suppression, and gender-affirming medical care. We care for pre-pubertal gender incongruent children by offering medical guidance and psychosocial support to parents and providing regular monitoring for pubertal onset. We help parents establish mental health care and provide referrals for surgical services when needed. We see patients in Westchester County at the Hartsdale practice, as well as in the Bronx at CHAM. The Umbrella Program, a service of the Adolescent AIDS Program, also provides care for LGBT adolescents and young adults.