Adolescent Medicine

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Michigan was established in 2014 and is composed of faculty members with specific training and experience in the comprehensive care of adolescents, including health problems related to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, menstrual problems, and complex chronic illnesses.

Terrill Bravender Jr. M.D.
Director, Adolescent Medicine

Clinical Care
The Division of Child Behavioral Health provides developmentally appropriate comprehensive evaluation and treatment for adolescents and young adults with complex health care needs including those with eating disorders, mental health problems affecting physical health, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other chronic health care needs. Faculty provide inpatient consultation for medical management of eating disorders and other complex conditions affecting adolescents, as well as providing outpatient clinical care in the Mott Hospital outpatient clinics and in the University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program.  Faculty also see patients at the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools.
View the Division of Adolescent Medicine webpages on the Mott Children's Hospital website.

Research
Members of the division participate in a variety of research endeavors, including work involving outcome predictors for recovery from anorexia nervosa, national collaborative quality improvement efforts related to treatment of eating disorders in adolescents, and the promotion of patient centered communication in primary care for adolescents.  Additional research involves adolescent use of social media for health promotion and bullying prevention.

Education
All residents in pediatrics and internal medicine/pediatrics spend at least one month working with the division during their required Adolescent Medicine rotation. The division also offers a fourth year medical student elective in adolescent medicine. Weekly educational sessions are provided, and clinical learning experiences are hosted in the Mott Hospital Outpatient Clinic, the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, and Mott Hospital inpatient consults.

Contact Phone Numbers
General Information: 734-936-9777 opt 4
Fax: 734-936-6897

Mailing Address
Division of Adolescent Medicine Department of Pediatrics
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5318
Ann Arbor, MI
48109-5318