Paula K. Braverman, MD

Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine

Interim Medical Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-2070

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Clinical Interests

Reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases; juvenile justice

Research Interests

Reproductive health; behavioral approaches to risk reduction 


Paula Braverman, MD, attended medical school at Yale Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Cincinnati Children's. Following fellowship she took a position at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, where she was the chief of adolescent medicine. During her 16 years at St. Christopher's Hosptial for Children, the section developed an active clinical program providing primary care, family planning services and consultation services to the community clinicians. She also developed relationships with community organizations and was involved with health care activities in the schools and with other community based organizations.

Over the years she has been very involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics serving on the executive committee of the Section of Adolescent Health, committee on Adolescence, on the editorial boards of Adolescent Health Update and Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, on the planning committee of the Super CME course, and has been a faculty member in a number of AAP courses, including PREP The Course and Practical Pediatrics. She has also been involved with the Society for Adolescent Medicine and served a two-year term as director of programs. She returned to Cincinnati Children's as the director of community programs in the Division of Adolescent Medicine in 2003. In that capacity she serves as the medical director at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center and oversees the community health education programs.

Education and Training

MD: Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, 1982.

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1982 to 1985.

Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1987; Adolescent Medicine, 1994.