Adolescent and Transition Medicine

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    Interim Director

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    Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine

    Her research focuses on health care needs and preferences of adolescents with chronic conditions and on interventions to improve health outcomes. She is the director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, which seeks to accelerate improvement in outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic conditions by developing and evaluating new methods of care delivery and by applying innovative approaches to quality improvement in chronic diseases. She has served as a mentor for numerous NIH career development awards, as well as numerous other students, residents and junior faculty.

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    513-636-8587
    maria.britto@cchmc.org

    Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH

    Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine

    Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care

    Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8587

    Fax: 513-636-0727

    Email: maria.britto@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Chronic illness in adolescents; chronic disease care of adolescents; health care quality

    Research Interests

    Chronic illness in adolescents; health care quality; quality of life; health care preferences of adolescents with chronic illness

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    Biography

    Maria Britto, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician, professor of pediatrics, founding director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, and research faculty mentoring lead for the Anderson Center. She holds an MPH in epidemiology and a graduate certificate in medical informatics. She served as the assistant vice president of Chronic Care Systems from 2007 to 2012.

    Her research focuses on health care needs and preferences of adolescents with chronic conditions and on interventions to improve health outcomes. She is the director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, which seeks to accelerate improvement in outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic conditions by developing and evaluating new methods of care delivery and by applying innovative approaches to quality improvement in chronic diseases. She has served as a mentor for numerous NIH career development awards, as well as numerous other students, residents and junior faculty.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1987.

    MPH: Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995.

    Residency: Medicine/Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1987-1991.

    Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991-1992.

    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993-1995.

    Graduate Certificate: Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2008.

    Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991; Recertified 2001; American Board of Pediatrics, 1992; Recertified 1999, 2007; American Board of Pediatrics, Certification in Adolescent Medicine, 1997; Recertified 2007 and 2011.

    Licensure: Ohio, July 1995.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Care. Co-Investigator. Oct 2009 – Sep 2014.

    Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs. Site Primary Investigator. Mar 2011 – Feb 2015.

    Improving Sickle Cell Transitions of Care through Health Information Technology, Phase 1. Site Primary Investigator. Aug 2012 – May 2014.

    Faculty

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    Frank M. Biro, MD Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine

    is researching the environmental influences on body composition and pubertal timing; impact of peripubertal changes on risk factors for breast cancer.
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    513-636-8602
    frank.biro@cchmc.org

    Frank M. Biro, MD

    Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8602

    Fax: 513-636-1129

    Email: frank.biro@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Complex medical problems of adolescence; growth; puberty

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    Education and Training

    MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1979.

    Certification: Internal Medicine, September 1983; Pediatrics, November 1986; Adolescent Medicine, February 1995.

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    Grants


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    Paula K. Braverman, MD Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine

    is working to develop community programs, including teen pregnancy prevention and obesity prevention.

    513-636-2070

    Paula K. Braverman, MD

    Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2070

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases; juvenile justice

    Research Interests

    Reproductive health; behavioral approaches to risk reduction 

    Biography

    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.

    Publications

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    Lee Ann E. Conard, RPh, DO, MPH

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2153

    Email: leeann.conard@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Adolescents and pharmacy services; transgender care

    Education and Training

    BS:  Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, Ada OH, 1989.

    DO: Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995.

    Residency:  Pediatrics , Ohio University Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1998.

    MPH: Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC, 1999.

    Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 2002.

    Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Recertification, Exp 2013; American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Certification, Exp: 2013.

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    Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development

    is conducting research to promote cervical cancer prevention. Her interests include human papillomavirus (HPV) in adolescents, HPV and other adolescent vaccines, HIV in adolescents, and the global delivery of HPV vaccines.
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    513-803-4539
    mallory.depalma@cchmc.org

    Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH

    Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development

    Director, Office for Faculty Development

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4539

    Email: mallory.depalma@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Reproductive health; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; eating disorders; cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents; sexually transmitted infections

    Research

    Interdisciplinary clinical and epidemiologic studies related to prevention of cervical cancer and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), in the United States and globally

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    Biography

    Jessica A Kahn, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Kahn also serves as the director of the Office for Faculty Development at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Dr. Kahn sees patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, both at the main hospital site and at Cincinnati Children's Liberty. Her clinical interests include young women's health, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and eating disorders. Her research interests include human papillomavirus (HPV) and Pap tests in adolescent girls, HPV vaccines, and cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents.

    Dr. Kahn received her undergraduate degree in architecture from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey in 1986. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992 and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts in 1999. She was chief resident in pediatrics and a fellow in adolescent medicine at the Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as a clinical fellow and instructor at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Kahn's awards include the Huffman-Capraro Young Investigator Award from the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Medicine. She has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and foundations such as the American Cancer Society. She has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a contributing author for several medical textbooks. She serves on national and international committees and advisory groups focusing on vaccines and other adolescent health issues.

    Education and Training

    BArch: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1986.

    MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992. 

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1999. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1995; Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1996. 

    Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999. 

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1995; American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialist in Adolescent Medicine, 1999.

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    Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4681

    Fax: 513-636-8844

    Email: tanya.mullins@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Sexually transmitted infections; reproductive health

    Research Interests

    Sexually transmitted infections; HIV screening

    Education and Training

    BS: Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1997.

    MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 2001.

    Residency: Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, 2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2004; Board Eligible, Adolescent Medicine, 2007.

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    Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine

    is a clinical physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Her research interests in the clinical arena include the study of HIV and vaccines. Her research endeavors in medical education focus on the use of standardized patient role simulation and feedback as instructional tools in the field of Adolescent Medicine.

    513-636-8591
    corinne.lehmann@cchmc.org

    Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd

    Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine

    Medical Director, Family Care Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8591

    Email: corinne.lehmann@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    HIV care: pediatric, adolescent and adult medical education

    Biography

    Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd, is the director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM), where she maintains oversight of the third-year clerkship and fourth-year electives. She directs a Medical Student Scholars Program in Pediatrics for students at UCCOM and serves as advisor for several medical students and pediatrics residents.

    Dr. Lehmann’s clinical duties include precepting at the Teen Health Center, patient care and precepting at the UC Infectious Disease Center for adult HIV care, and directing the Family Care Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She gives numerous lectures to students, residents, colleagues and other health care professionals in the local, regional and national arenas regarding perinatal HIV transmission and the clinical/transitional care of HIV-infected children and adolescents. Her interests in clinical research center on the study of pediatric and adolescent HIV, and she has been involved in vaccine research with the Division of Infectious Diseases at CCHMC. Her research endeavors in medical education focus on the use of Standardized Patients, simulation and feedback as instructional tools.

    Education and Training

    MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.

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    Grants

    Health-based survey of families living within 10km of dispensary in western Kenya. Mentor. National Institutes of Health. June 2011 - August 2011.

    A randomized, double-blinded, controlled, phase I study in healthy adults to assess the safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of intramuscular subvirion inactivated monovalent influenza A/H5N1 virus vaccine administered at different dose levels given with and without MF59 adjuvant. Secondary Independent Safety Monitor. National Institutes of Health. April 2011 - April 2012.

    A randomized, double-blind trial comparing the safety in mothers and their infants and immunogenicity in mothers of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) to inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) when administered to breastfeeding women. Secondary Independent Safety Monitor. National Institutes of Health. May 2011 - May 2012.

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    Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH

    has research interests in medical decision-making and chronic disease.

    513-803-1626
    ellen.lipstein@cchmc.org

    Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1626

    Email: ellen.lipstein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Primary care; chronic disease care

    Research

    Involvement of parents and patients in medical decision making; decision making in chronic conditions; health services research

    Biography

    Ellen A. Lipstein MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and health services researcher. Dr. Lipstein’s research is focused on family-centered medical decision making.  She is particularly interested in understanding and improving the ways parents and patients with chronic conditions collaborate with healthcare providers to make treatment decisions.  Her current program of funded research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore decisions about high-risk treatments, in which both the potential benefits and risks are significant.  Additionally, Dr. Lipstein is a collaborator on several studies which aim to develop diverse methods for engaging patients and parents in decision making.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2003.

    Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006.

    Chief Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, 2007.

    Fellowship: Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 2009.

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2009.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Shared Decision Making in Pediatric Chronic Conditions: Biologics in IBD and JIA.  Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2012 – 2017.

    Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2011 – 2016.

    Improving Parents’ TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment Decisions. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Place Outcomes Research Award. 2011 – 2013.

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    Laurie A. Mitan, MD Director, Eating Disorders Program

    is studying treatment issues in patients with eating disorders.

    513-636-4681
    laurie.mitan@cchmc.org

    Laurie A. Mitan, MD

    Director, Eating Disorders Program

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4681

    Fax: 513-636-7844

    Email: laurie.mitan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Eating disorders; teen pregnancy

    Biography

    Dr. Laurie Mitan, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified adolescent medicine specialist whose practice focuses on the unique health needs of teenagers. Providing eating disorder consultative services to community physicians and families, she is available at the Cincinnati Children's Outpatient Services Mason and Liberty Campus offices. At the Cincinnati Children's main campus, she provides primary care services at the Adolescent Medicine Division's Teen Health Center.

    Dr. Mitan's clinical expertise encompasses all adolescent health concerns with special interests in eating disorders, gynecologic concerns, and the psychosocial effects of complex medical illnesses. She enjoys teaching pediatric house staff and medical students, and has spent a significant amount of her career giving lectures and presentations.

    Dr. Mitan joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in August of 1999, after a faculty position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Education and Training

    MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1990.

    Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, 1990-1993.

    Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1993-1996.

    Certification: Adolescent Medicine, 1997; Pediatrics, 1994.

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    Abigail Nye, MD Director, Transition Medicine Team

    513-803-4348
    abigail.nye@cchmc.org

    Abigail Nye, MD

    Director, Transition Medicine Team

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4348

    Email: abigail.nye@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Transition Medicine; caring for patients with complex medical problems as they approach and move into adulthood

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 2003.

    Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University Hospital of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2011.

    Post-Residency Training: Fellowship, Transition Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, 2011-2012

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    Sherine A. Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH

    is an adolescent medicine physician with an interest in clinical and public health research. Her main focus is on reproductive health disparities in the adolescent population.

    513-636-4681
    sherine.patterson-rose@cchmc.org

    Sherine A. Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4681

    Email: sherine.patterson-rose@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Reproductive health; sexually transmitted infections; community outreach; eating disorders

    Education and Training

    MD: New York University, New York, NY, 2006.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook NY, 2009.

    MPH: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009; Board Eligible Adolescent Medicine 2013.

    Publications

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    Jennifer M. Shoreman, MD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4348

    Email: jennifer.shoreman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Genetics, The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lawrence, KS, 2002.

    MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2007.

    Residency: Medicine / Pediatrics Residency Program, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2011.

    Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Indiana University School of Medicine, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN, 2012.

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    Lea E. Widdice, MD Director, Fellowship Program

    is studying the epidemiology of HPV and the effects of HPV vaccination.

    513-636-7413
    lea.widdice@cchmc.org

    Lea E. Widdice, MD

    Director, Fellowship Program

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7413

    Fax: 513-636-1129

    Email: lea.widdice@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Reproductive health for young men and women; eating disorders; chronic pain; HPV

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Boston Floating Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2003.

    Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

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    Jennifer L. Woods, MD, MS

    Medical Director

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4681

    Email: jennifer.woods1@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1996.

    MD: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, 2000.

    Residency: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, 2003.

    MS: Clinical Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

    Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.

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    Jason Woodward, MD, MS

    is an internal medicine-pediatrics physician and health services researcher with an interest in improving outcomes for youth with special health care needs as they transition from pediatric to adult health care.

    513-803-4348
    jason.woodward@cchmc.org

    Jason Woodward, MD, MS

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4348

    Email: jason.woodward@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Transition from pediatric to adult health care, care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions of children childhood.

    Research

    Transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with special health care needs.

    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.

    MS: Clinical research, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, 2011.

    Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2002-2006.

    Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Indiana University, Eldoret, Kenya, 2006-2007.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Health Services Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2009-2011

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.

    Publications

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