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Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Stanford University SOM - Division of Adolescent Medicine
Palo Alto, California
Closing date
Jan 15, 2023

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The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University seeks a Chief for the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The successful candidate will be a recognized national or international leader in Adolescent Medicine and will be responsible for the supervision and development of clinical services, education, research, and community engagement activities for members of the Division within the Department of Pediatrics, other relevant areas of the Stanford School of Medicine, the Stanford Health Care system, including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCHS) and its partner sites, and the university. Appointment may be at the level of Associate or Full Professor and may occur either within the University Tenure Line or University Medical Line. 

  • The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic needs the individual is expected to fulfill.

Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The typical candidate would have board certification in adolescent medicine or comparable experience and training including outside the US.

The Division of Adolescent Medicine is dedicated to promoting the physical and emotional well-being of adolescents and young adults through clinical care, education, research, leadership, and advocacy.  The clinical program is multi-faceted.

  • Out-patient clinical care is offered through the Teen and Young Adult Clinic, Adolescent Gynecology Clinic, Eating Disorders Clinic, Gender Clinic, Weight Clinic, the Teen Health Van, Vaden Student Health Services, and Juvenile Hall.
  • A teaching and consult service is active at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford.
  • A nationally renowned dedicated 15-bed unit cares for patients with eating disorders and other medical/psychiatric illnesses.
  • The division has strong collaborative relationships across Stanford University and Stanford Children’s Health, including with the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatric Endocrinology within the School of Medicine, and the departments of Social Service and Clinical Nutrition within Stanford Children’s Health. 
  • The Division of Adolescent Medicine also has active alliances with the Santa Clara Juvenile Detention Facility, the Vaden College Health clinic at Stanford, and a Sports Medicine Clinic.



The educational program provides education and training at several levels.

  • The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Center for Adolescent Health at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford offer a 3-year ACGME accredited fellowship program in Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. The division’s postdoctoral fellowship training program provides world-class instruction in the management of adolescents and young adults at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care, and provides the requisite skills and knowledge to become independent investigators. 
  • Stanford medical students and pediatric residents rotate through inpatient and outpatient services and gain exposure to a wide array of medical and psychosocial problems encountered by adolescents and young adults from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

Research within the Division of Adolescent Medicine focuses on understanding and promoting adolescent and young adult health and preventing engagement in health risk behaviors.  Notable studies include the following:

  • Substance use prevention, including identifying individual and social factors contributing to adolescents’ and young adults’ substance use and school-based tobacco and marijuana prevention programs
  • Medical complications of eating disorders, including refeeding syndrome, amenorrhea and resumption of menses, bone health in adolescents with eating disorders
  • Sexual and reproductive health, including sexual decision-making and adolescents’ and young adults’ access to and use of contraception and emergency contraception and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Gender-based violence, including identifying modifiable factors responsible for such violence, and developing and evaluating violence prevention programs both in the United States and internationally

The division values community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion.  An R25 grant encourages youth from marginalized communities to pursue academic training.  Division faculty consult routinely with local and state officials on issues regarding adolescent prevention and health promotion.

An attractive feature of the position is a generous endowment to support the Division Chief, the Director of Adolescent Medicine Research and two endowed fellowships. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and accepted until the position is filled.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals. The optional diversity statement could articulate why diversity and inclusion are important to you, describing your past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To learn more about how Stanford thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our IDEAL website, found here:

If interested, submit your CV and a brief letter outlining your interests with an optional diversity statement to:  Apply Here

Dr. Heidi Feldman, Professor of Pediatrics, Search Chair

c/o: Ana Fraser


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