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Emmanuel L. Chandler, MD

  • Associate Division Director - Clinical, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
  • Medical Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
  • Medical Director, Hamilton County Youth Court Center
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I serve as the medical director for the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. One of my joys is providing primary and consultative care to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 22 years old.

I knew from childhood that I wanted to be a doctor, and my adolescent medicine rotation in medical school solidified that I was destined to work with teens. I believe that every adolescent deserves to be heard and treated with dignity and respect. I hope the individualized care I provide to all of my patients allows them to grow into healthy and thriving adults.

My clinical expertise encompasses all adolescent health concerns. I specialize in young men's health, reproductive and sexual health, juvenile justice health and medical education. I strongly believe in decreasing healthcare disparities among adolescents, promoting health equity and increasing diversity in the physician workforce. In addition to working with teens, I am equally passionate about mentoring the next generation of physicians.

When I’m not at the hospital, I love spending time with my wife and two children. My wife and I are self-proclaimed foodies, and we enjoy trying new foods, restaurants and shopping. I love to travel with my family and serve alongside my wife as the youth ministry co-director at my church. Family is everything to me.

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Sexual Network Patterns and Their Association With Genital and Anal Human Papillomavirus Infection in Adolescent and Young Men. Rosen, BL; Gorbach, P; Ding, L; Covert, C; Ermel, AC; Chandler, E; Malagón, T; Kahn, JA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2021; 68:696-704.

Rates and Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination among Young Men Recruited from Urban Clinical and Community Settings. Morrow, C; Ding, L; Gorbach, P; Chandler, E; Crumpton, M; Kahn, JA. Journal of Men's Health. 2019; 15:e30-e44.

Factors Associated With HPV Vaccine Initiation, Vaccine Completion, and Accuracy of Self-Reported Vaccination Status Among 13- to 26-Year-Old Men. Thomas, R; Higgins, L; Ding, L; Widdice, LE; Chandler, E; Kahn, JA. American Journal of Men's Health. 2018; 12:819-827.

Epidemiology of Any and Vaccine-Type Anogenital Human Papillomavirus Among 13-26-Year-Old Young Men After HPV Vaccine Introduction. Chandler, E; Ding, L; Gorbach, P; Franco, EL; Brown, DA; Widdice, LE; Bernstein, DI; Kahn, JA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2018; 63:43-49.

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