CHAM_AdolescentMed_Group_2013_10-26At our Division of Adolescent Medicine, teens and young adults (13-20 years old) are listened to and respected as partners in their own healthcare. Whether here for an inpatient or outpatient visit, you will receive the highest quality clinical care delivered by expert physicians. Adolescents deserve age-appropriate care suited to their specific medical needs.

For over a quarter century, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has revolutionized healthcare for teens and young adults in the United States and across the world. Informed by the latest research, our physicians provide consultations in adolescent gynecology, menstrual disorders, eating disorders and behavioral problems, as well as primary care. Our unrivaled team of physicians, nurses and social workers understands the unique struggles teens face. We do all we can to keep our adolescent patients healthy with compassionate care, practical education and pioneering research.


Susan M. Coupey, MD

Our mission is to spearhead innovative healthcare programs for adolescents. We also strive to positively influence national and international policies toward adolescent health.

Susan M. Coupey, MD

Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, CHAM
Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine), Einstein



For teens and parents facing complex chronic illnesses, we seamlessly collaborate with specialists throughout our network. More than any other age group, adolescents seek understanding, appreciation and confidentiality. That’s precisely what we provide while remaining committed to fostering communication with parents and families.

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. 


  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity
  • Substance use
  • Asthma
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Surgical problems, including scoliosis surgery
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Lack of menstrual periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • IUD and Contraceptive Implant Service for Adolescents
  • Mental health
  • Sports injuries and concussions
  • Puberty evaluation
  • Breast masses or disorders










Education & Training

MMG_MAP_2013_05-837_316x210CHAM continues to lead the burgeoning field of adolescent medicine. The three-year fellowship program is designed to provide training through a variety of clinical experiences, formal educational activities and structured research opportunities. The eight faculty members of the Division are committed to personal, supportive mentoring of each fellow in both clinical and scholarly pursuits.



Learn About Our Fellowship Program



The Adolescent AIDS Program (AAP) at CHAM aims to improve local, national and global responses to HIV/AIDS among youth through innovative medical care, research, training, advocacy and community mobilization. We offer a variety of research studies to patients—ranging from the latest in HIV medication clinical trials to studies gathering information on the medical and psychosocial issues for youth living with or at risk for HIV.

One of 14 locations across the United States chosen to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS interventions, our program recently expanded its research opportunities to HIV-negative youth with studies on HIV prevention and testing.