Adolescent Medicine | Current Fellows

First Year Fellows

Katelin Blackburn, MD
Katelin was born in Buffalo, New York, but has called Boston home now for the past 11 years, having completed her undergraduate degree and medical school at Boston University. Her academic interests are advocacy based and include working to decrease the incidence of teen dating violence, and delivery of pediatric focused behavioral and mental healthcare training to residents and medical students, including a passion for teaching motivational interviewing. Personally, she enjoys bicycle riding, doing yoga, and taking her dog for long walks around the city. She looks forward to continuing to gain skills during fellowship in clinically caring for adolescent’s varied and unique needs, honing qualitative research skills, and learning more about engaging with community partners to innovatively deliver healthcare.

Tonya Lemonious, MD
Tonya is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She received her psychobiology degree at SUNY Binghamton University and made her way further upstate to Buffalo, NY for medical school and pediatric residency training. Tonya completed her training in Buffalo, as a chief resident where she focused on improving and establishing the pediatric residency’s advocacy curriculum, helped to create and introduce anti-racism education for the pediatric residents and served as a member of the Diversity, Inclusion and Learning Environment Committee for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Adolescent topics she most enjoys include reproductive health, STI counseling/prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and mental health management. Tonya also has a passion for working with at risk youth. Last, but not least, Tonya loves to take dance classes to stay active while still having fun.

Second Year Fellows

Amanda Bryson, MD
Amanda is a Massachusetts native (Medway, MA) and received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish language at the University of Maryland. She attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, where she became interested in Adolescent Medicine through her research in eating disorders. Amanda returned to MA for residency in Pediatrics, which she completed in the Boston Combined Residency Program (at BCH and BMC). Within Adolescent Medicine, Amanda is interested in contraceptive care, reproductive justice, sexual health, and reproductive endocrinology. Outside of work, she loves to ride horses and travel.​

Susan Wiener, MD
Susan is originally from Rochester, NY. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Haverford College and went on to attend medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she co-developed a curriculum for training residents to perform comprehensive pregnancy options counseling for adolescent patients. She has long had a passion for working with adolescents and is particularly interested in adolescent mental health and sexual health. Her research and clinical interests include fostering resilience among youth exposed to trauma as well as improving adolescents’ access to and experiences with sexual/reproductive healthcare. Her fellowship research is focused on adolescent survivors of sexual violence. When not at work, Susan enjoys exploring Boston, hiking, eating her husband’s delicious cooking, and traveling.

Third Year Fellows

Alexandra Edwards, MD
Alex obtained her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Mcgaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She is pursuing her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health during her third year of fellowship. Her interests include adolescent decision-making, comprehensive sexuality education, improving access to contraception, and reproductive justice.

Sydney Hartman-Munick, MD
Sydney is originally from Massachusetts and attended Cornell University for undergrad where she majored in biology. After graduation she took a year to work as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania before attending medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She then went on to do her pediatrics residency and a chief resident year at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Her specific interests in adolescent medicine include medical education, eating disorders and LGBTQ+ health. She is happy to be back in Boston with her husband and son!