Fellowship Director, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Attending Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Borzutzky is the CHLA Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program Director, as well as the core medical faculty for our HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded interdisciplinary training LEAH program (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health). Additionally, Dr. Borzutzky co-directs our combined hematology-adolescent medicine clinic, and leads the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine’s full-scope contraception service to adolescents and young adults, which includes provision of long acting reversible contraceptives such as intra-uterine devices and subdermal implants.  She is also board certified in Obesity Medicine and was the medical director for the CHLA EMPOWER weight management clinic from 2014-2019.

Dr. Borzutzky's research interests include adolescent sexuality and reproductive health care, and pediatric and adolescent obesity treatment. She also has a particular interest in the delivery of culturally sensitive and competent medical care, and to caring for the medically underserved; she has a multi-cultural background and is a native Spanish speaker. She is a frequent lecturer, speaking on diverse topics such as contraception for adolescents, management of menstrual disorders, and pediatric obesity. She has served on national and regional committees for Physicans for Reproductive Health, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER).  In 2015, she was appointed to a 6 year term as a member of the Adolescent Medicine Sub-board for the American Board of Pediatrics.


Medical School: 

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine


Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 


Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 


Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles



Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
Obesity Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine

Professional Memberships: 

Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine


Pasadena Top Doctor 2018
Nominee, CHLA Morris and Mary Press Humanism Award 2017

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual and Reproductive Health; Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity and Fitness


“Acute Neck Pain following a Large Meal and Vomiting,” Case Report.  Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, August 2012.  PMID 23162926

“Preventing and Treating Adolescent Obesity: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine,” co-author. Journal of Adolescent Health 2016; 59:  602-606.

Yonan, T and Borzutzky, C.  “Common Problems in Adolescent Medicine,” chapter, Handbook of Gynecology, Ed. Donna Shoupe. Springer Press, 2016

Condom Availability in Schools: A Practical Approach to the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV and Unintended Pregnancy:  A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine,” co-author. Journal of Adolescent Health 2017; 60: 754-757.

Vidmar A, Pretlow R, Borzutzky C, Wee CP, Fox DS, Fink C, and Mittelman S.  An Addiction Model Based Mobile Health Weight Loss Intervention in Adolescents with Obesity.  Pediatric Obesity.  Aug 2018. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12464.

Gross A, Kaizer A, Kelly A, Rudser K, Ryder J, Borzutzky C, Santos M, Tucker J, Yee J, Fox C on behalf of POWER Work Group.  Long and Short of It: Early Response Predicts Longer-term Outcomes in Pediatric Weight Management. Obesity. 2019; 27:272-279.  DOI: 10.1002/oby.22367.

Kumar S, King E, Christison A, Kelly A, Ariza A, Borzutzky C, Cuda, S, and Kirk S.  Health Outcomes of Youth in Clinical Pediatric Weight Management Programs in POWER.  J of Pediatrics. 2019; 208:57-65.e4. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.12.049.

Vidmar A, Fink C, Manzanarez B, Mittelman SD, Wee CP and Borzutzky C. Energy Management for Personalized Weight Reduction (EMPOWER) Program:  Three-Year Outcome Data.  Advances in Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  2019; 2:47-54.  In press.

Borzutzky C., Jaffray J. Diagnosis and Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Bleeding Disorders in Adolescents.  Borzutzky C, Jaffray J. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Dec 30. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5040. 

Yonan, T, and Borzutzky, C. “Contraception in the Adolescent,” submitted chapter, The Handbook of Contraception: Evidence Based Practice Recommendations and Rationales, Ed. Donna Shoupe. Springer Press, 2019.

Research Interests: 

Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity – Clinical Treatment and Best Practices; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health – use of long acting reversible contraceptives in both healthy and chronically ill youth

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