Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

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Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Division of 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.


INTERVENTION MODEL

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

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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.

RESEARCH

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.  

Blog

Transgender Community Questions & Answers With Johanna Olson, MD – CHLA’s Transyouth Program

Here at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, our Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine that is headed by Marvin Belzer, MD, has been supporting the health of transgender youth for nearly 20 years. Diane Sawyer’s recent interview of B. Jenner on “20/20,” included Johanna Olson, MD, medical director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at CHLA as a subject matter expert. Read More. 

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.

Photos from the event.

CONTACT US

Adolescent Medicine 
Citibank Building
5000 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

General Questions
323-361-2112
Clinical Questions
323-361-2153   
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Dr. Belzer 

DIVISION CHIEF
MARVIN BELZER, MD

Dr. Belzer is known nationally for developing new program models that represent state-of-the-art health interventions for adolescents.

Meet Dr. Belzer
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