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Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine provides the only comprehensive healthcare services of its kind for adolescents and young adults in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Each year, nearly 10,000 adolescents receive care at the various clinics that make up these programs, many of which offer unique specialty care that is not available anywhere else in the region.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

Call us at 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) for an appointment. If you have an urgent need after hours, please call 202-476-5000.

Our Mission

We seek to improve the health and well-being of youth through:

  • Accessible healthcare services for adolescents in the context of their family, culture and community
  • Research to increase understanding of disparities in adolescent health, promote adolescent health equity, and improve adolescent health outcomes
  • Providing the best medical and quality of life outcomes, patient and family experiences to adolescents and young adults in our health system and community
  • Respecting individuality and supporting physical and emotional growth by empowering adolescents to take ownership of their healthcare and life decisions
  • Division members demonstrating excellence in teaching, creating and disseminating new knowledge and promoting shared commitment and community collaboration.

What specialty services are available?

What services can my child receive from the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine?

What clinical services are available for my adolescent?

Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic is a specialized clinic at Friendship Heights providing care to preadolescent and adolescent patients ages 10-21 years with suspected eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating.

Youth Pride Clinic

The Youth Pride Clinic is a specialized clinic providing comprehensive, integrated medical care and mental health services to LGBTQ teen patients.


If you have questions about Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, please reach out to Anisha Abraham, M.D., acting division chief. For general information, please call 202-476-5464.

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