Officers


President:
David Reitman, MD, MBA
 
President-Elect:
Errol Fields, MD, MPH

Treasurer:
Hilary Wolf, MD, MPH 
 
Secretary:
Camille Robinson, MD, MPH
 
Members-at-Large
David Klein, MD, MPH 
Lekeisha Terrell, MD, MPH 
Serwa Gyamfi, MD
Jocelyn Ronda, MD
 
Communications Liason:
Sharyn Malcolm, MD, MPH  
 
OUR MISSION:
 
The Chesapeake Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine serves the Washington, DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia area. Our members come from a variety of medical and non-medical disciplines including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, health educators, and other health professionals. We are committed to improving the physical and psychological health and well being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development, and research.
 
OUR OBJECTIVES:
  • Promote positive youth development, illness prevention, achievement of individual potential and a sense of physical, mental and social well-being.
  • Pursue optimal adolescent health and developmentally-appropriate health care, through scientific research that provides evidence based effective health promotion, prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
  • Promote respect for individual dignity, equity, and justice, and recognition that age-appropriate, developmentally-sensitive health care is a right and not a privilege.
  • Advance adolescent health by increasing awareness of the health needs of adolescents and young adults through effective advocacy, communication, and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Recognize that advancing adolescent health depends upon effective partnerships among adolescents, families, health professionals, public and private sectors, communities, schools, and other social institutions.

UPCOMING CHAPTER ACTIVITIES


RECENT EVENTS
  • June 14, 2017: Annual Spring Meeting with Marvin Belzer, MD from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC School of Medicine
  • March 3-8, 2017: Annual SAHM Conference: Cultivating Connections: The Importance of Relationships In Adolescent And Young Adult Health. New Orleans, LA.
  • March 22, 2017: Silber Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center --The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (ED-DMT1); presented by Ovidio Bermudez, MD
  • November 10, 2016: Annual Fall Meeting with James Baumberger, Associate Director at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Saxena SAHM Regional Chapter Award - Jason Beverley, NP. 
  
HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
  • June 2017: Rixse Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center. Marvin Belzer, MD from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC School of Medicine.
  • June 2016:  Rixse Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center; Lisa Tuchman, MD, MPH, “Care of Transition Aged Youth in Children’s Health Systems:  The Elephant in the Room.”
  • April 2016:  Center for AIDS Research presented Adolescent and Young Adult SWG Symposium: “Addressing the Legal and Human Rights Needs of Youth at Risk for and Living with HIV.” 
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