Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles provides a single resource for comprehensive and integrated medical, psychological and related services that address the special needs of today's young people.
Our expert, interdisciplinary staff focus on both treatment and prevention using a model of positive youth development to reach out to and engage teens with an entire system of care.
Programs and Services
- Behavioral Health
- High-Risk Youth
- Project NATEEN
- L.A. Fathers Program
- Research and Evaluation
- Risk Reduction
- Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms
- Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
- Teenage and Young Adult Health Center
- Transgender Services
- Project AIM
- Youth HIV Testing and Prevention
Our therapeutic approaches and community partnerships promote personal empowerment within the context of healthy relationships, families and communities. At the same time, the Division’s advocacy efforts and cutting-edge research further the well-being of adolescents and families worldwide.
Training and Education
Read more about our Adolescent Medicine Fellowship.
Johanna Olson, MD, works closely with gender nonconforming children and adolescents to find ways to help them thrive. For more about the research program, click here .
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Honored by Equality California
Two Children's Hospital Los Angeles physicians in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and a project manager were honored Aug. 18 by Equality California at the Beverly Hilton.
Marvin Belzer, MD and Johanna Olson, MD, along with a third honoree Miguel Martinez, MSW, MPH, direct the hospital’s newly named Center for TransYouth Health and Gender Studies, a two-decade old program that provides services for gender non-confirming, transgender-identified youth and their families.