Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides outstanding primary care and consultative care to adolescents and young adults.

To schedule an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist, please call: 617-643-1201

For other pediatric specialties, please call: 888-644-3248.

Overview

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides outstanding primary care and consultative care to adolescents and young adults.

Adolescents and young adults, from 12 years of age though their 20s, may come to the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children with complex medical or psychosocial problems, or to obtain primary medical care.

Many adolescents and young adults who are in transition between pediatric medicine and internal medicine, or are in college or newly employed, prefer the adolescent and young adult medicine setting for their medical care. Each patient is highly valued, and we respect the confidentiality of our meetings and ensure privacy of all encounters.

Our team treats patients with needs in the following areas:

Primary Care

Our physicians provide primary care including routine annual check- ups and pre-sports physical examinations.  We strive to provide comprehensive care including age appropriate counseling to patients on healthy lifestyles and risk-taking behaviors. Physicians are available at MGH in the Yawkey outpatient center and in the community at Mass General Waltham and at the MGHfC Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Practice in Cambridge. Patients may also obtain routine immunizations as well as those needed for international travel.

We also provide collaborative care for patients struggling with the common mental health concerns of adolescence, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, and substance abuse.

Specialty Care

We provide consultative care to patients for problems including:

  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Pelvic pain
  • Developmental issues occurring during adolescence
  • Weight management

Subspecialty care is provided at our main office in the Yawkey Building in Boston, as well as Mass General Waltham, MGH North in Danvers, Newton Wellesley Hospital, and the MGH Adolescent and Young Adult practice in Cambridge.

Specialists in Eating Disorders

The Division works closely with other eating disorder specialists to provide comprehensive care for patients with anorexia or bulimia. We offer onsite nutritional consultation at MGH and referrals to the MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Child Psychiatry Service, or Adult Psychiatry Service to provide the necessary counseling for patients with anorexia or bulimia. Inpatient care for patients with eating disorders is provided at both MassGeneral Hospital for Children at Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Weight Management Program

The MassGeneral for Children Weight Management Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a consultation service for adolescent and young adult patients (ages 12-25) with obesity. It provides evaluation and ongoing management of patients’ weight and weight-related co-morbidities. Treatment options offered in the program include behavioral modification, weight loss medications and referral for weight loss surgery when appropriate. New patient consultations occur on Wednesday mornings including a fasting laboratory evaluation. Appointments can be made at either 617-643-1201 or 617-243-6585. Insurance is fully accepted for this program.

Locations

MGH Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Practice at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston

The primary location for the MGH Adolescent Young Adult Medicine Practice is at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, on the 6th floor of the Yawkey Building at 55 Fruit St. Please call 617-643-1201 to make an appointment. Both primary and subspecialty care is available at this location.

MGH Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Consultation Practice at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Adolescent Medicine physicians hold consultative sessions for subspecialty care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Please call 617-243-6800 to make an appointment.

MGH Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Consultation Practice at Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care

Adolescent medicine physicians hold twice monthly consultative sessions for subspecialty care at Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care at 102 Endicott St in Danvers.  Please call 978-882-6999 or 617-643-1201 to schedule an appointment at this location.

MGH Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Practice in Cambridge

Adolescent Medicine physicians hold sessions at 799 Concord Avenue in Cambridge. Please call 617-643-1201 to make an appointment.  Both primary and subspecialty care is available at this location.

MGH Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Practice at Mass General Waltham

Adolescent Medicine physicians hold sessions at Mass General Waltham at 40 Second Avenue in Waltham. Please call 617-643-1201 to make an appointment.  Both primary and subspecialty care is available at this location.

Conditions & Diseases

  • Adjustment Disorders

    An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person's life that is considered maladaptive or somehow not an expected, healthy response to the event or change.

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles.

  • Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

    ADHD, also called attention-deficit disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

  • Behavior Disorders

    Behavior disorders include mental health problems with a focus on behaviors that both identify emotional problems and create interpersonal and social problems for children and adolescents in the course of their development.

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating disorder is an illness that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing.

  • Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia nervosa, also called “bulimia,” is uncontrolled episodes of overeating, usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications to control weight.

  • Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

    Candidiasis, sometimes called moniliasis or a yeast infection, is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes.

  • Cervicitis

    A painful irritation of the cervix, cervicitis often lasts several months or longer, sometimes occurring after childbirth or use of oral contraceptives.

  • Depression

    A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things.

  • Dysthymia

    Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet more chronic form of major (clinical) depression.

  • Eating Disorders

    The term eating disorders refers to a variety of disorders. The common feature of all the eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health problems and can be life threatening.

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mononucleosis, "mono," or glandular fever, is characterized by swollen lymph glands and chronic fatigue.

  • Menorrhagia

    Menorrhagia is the most common type of abnormal uterine bleeding characterized by heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding.

  • Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens

    Many children and adolescents have mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities. Some are mild, while others are more severe.

  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum contagiosum is a viral disease of the skin that causes small, pink or skin-colored bumps on the skin

  • Mononucleosis

    Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mononucleosis, "mono," or glandular fever, is characterized by swollen lymph glands and chronic fatigue.

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    Caused by a certain type of bacteria, pelvic inflammatory disease results in pelvic pain and the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy (a fertilized egg becoming implanted outside the uterus).

  • Pelvic Pain

    Pelvic pain may originate in genital or extragenital organs in and around the pelvis, or it may be psychological, which can make pain feel worse or actually cause a sensation of pain, when no physical problem is present.

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome involves two of the following: lack of ovulation for an extended period of time, high levels of male hormones or small ovarian cysts.

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

    A much more severe form of the collective symptoms known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a chronic medical condition that requires attention and treatment.

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Most women experience some unpleasant or uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycle.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

    Sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact.

  • Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency

    There are three different terms used to define substance-related disorders, including substance abuse, substance dependence, and chemical dependence.

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Urinary tract infections describe a health problem that results from a bacterial infection along the urinary tract.

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina.

  • Vulvitis

    Vulvitis is simply an inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina.

  • Warts

    Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus.

Doctors

  • Brigham, Kathryn S., MD

    617-643-1201

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Adolescent medicine
    • Contraception
    • Reproductive endocrinology and menstrual disorders
    • Adolescent gynecology
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Eating Disorders
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Female athlete triad
    • Binge/purge disorders
    • General internal medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Goldstein, Mark Allan, MD

    617-643-1201

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Adolescent and young adult medical issues
    • Adolescent medicine
    • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa
    • Male health issues
    • Adolescent gynecology
    Board Certifications
    • Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Gupta, Nupur, MD, MPH

    617-643-1201

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa
    • Adolescent gynecology
    • Contraception
    • Adolescent menstrual disorders
    • Obesity and weight management
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents
    • Adolescent medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    • Cambridge: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine-MGH
  • Lemly, Diana C., MD

    617-267-7171

    Accepting New Patients - Call for Availability

    Clinical Interests
    • Adolescent and young adult medical issues
    • Newborn care
    • Women's health care
    • Reproductive endocrinology and menstrual disorders
    • General pediatrics
    • Adult primary care medicine
    • Adolescent medicine
    • General internal medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Locations
    • Boston: MGH Back Bay
    • Boston: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Murphy, Mariette, MD

    617-724-8135

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
    • Adolescent medicine
    • General pediatrics
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Charlestown: Charlestown HealthCare Center
    • Boston: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Rosenblum, Jennifer Leigh, MD

    617-643-1201

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Adult and adolescent obesity
    • Eating Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Reproductive health
    Board Certifications
    • Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Locations
    • Boston: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    • Waltham: MGH Waltham Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
  • Sadler, Karen L., MD

    617-243-6585

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Adolescent medicine
    • Eating Disorders
    • Mood disorders
    • Menstrual disorders
    • Contraception
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Newton: Adolescent Medicine/Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Other Providers

Patient Resources

News

  • Bagian Kicks Off Patient Safety Awareness Week - 3/20/2017, Mass General

    James Bagian, MD, PE, professor of Engineering Practice and Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, was honored as this year’s Safety Scholar at the 8th annual Patient Safety Awareness Week at MGHfC from March 12-18. Bagian, a former astronaut, presented his talk, “Patient Safety – It’s Not Rocket Science,” which gave insights on patient safety and how cultural changes matter most when making hospitals safer for patients.

  • Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds - 10/27/2014, Mass General

    Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs

  • In Quest to Explain Shootings, Probing Mental Illness - 7/27/2012, Mass General

    Wall Street Journal article quotes Mark Goldstein, MD, of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • HPV Vaccination for Boys - 11/7/2011, Mass General

    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given routinely to boys ages 11-12 years.

  • HPV Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions - 10/24/2011, Clinical

    Kathryn S. Brigham, MD, of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, answers questions about HPV vaccination.

  • Worried About a Moody Teen? - 6/29/2010, Mass General

    Wall Street Journal article quotes Mark Goldstein, MD, of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Teens Use Facebook, YouTube to Educate Peers About Sexual Health - 8/5/2009, Mass General

    ABC News article quotes Mark Goldstein, MD, of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

32 Fruit StreetSuite 6D Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-643-1201
  • Fax: 617-724-0581

MassGeneral for Children Weight Management Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital: Appointments can be made at either 617-643-1201 or 617-243-6585.

Adolescent Medicine physicians hold weekly evening clinics at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Please call 617-243-6800 to make appointments for these sessions.

To schedule an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist, please call: 617-643-1201

For other pediatric specialties, please call: 888-644-3248.

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