Adolescent Medicine | Program Leadership

Program Director

Sarah AB Pitts MD, is an attending in the Divisions of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, the Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, and the Assistant Program Director for LEAH.  She completed her BA in Anthropology at Dartmouth College and received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School.  She then went on to complete her pediatric residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program and Fellowship Training in the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pitts is the co-Director of the Reproductive Endocrine and PCOS Program as well as of the Adolescent Medicine LARC Program. Her research endeavors stem from the AYA LARC Collaborative which she established in 2017 with 4 other clinical sites across the country. Finally, as a member of the LEAH Curriculum Committee, the BCH Academy, the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and the ABP Education & Training Committee, Dr. Pitts has a passion for medical education.


Associate Program Director

Jessica Addison MD, MS, graduated from college from the University of Virginia. She attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s National Health Center in Washington DC.  Dr. Addison is currently the Co-Medical Director of the Boston HAPPENS program; so in addition to primary care patients she also takes care of youth living with HIV. She is also involved in medical education and is a member of the BCH Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship. Dr. Addison’s research interests are mainly focused on caring for hospitalized adolescents and Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities.


Project Director, Boston LEAH Training Program

S. Jean Emans MD is the Project Director of the Boston LEAH Training Program, Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Emeritus Chief of the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, and Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed her college and medical school at Harvard and her residency and fellowship at Children’s. She has been PI of one of the seven Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB/HRSA) LEAH Training Programs in the U.S. since 1992.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and as President of the North American Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology. She was one of eight members of the first SubBoard of Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has been named one of the Best Doctors in America  and is the author/editor of several textbooks, including with editors Marc Laufer and Amy DiVasta – Emans, Laufer, and Goldstein’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (7th edition)-, the websites, pedicases.org, and youngwomenshealth.org; and more than 190 articles that have focused on medical education, reproductive endocrinology, sexual abuse, contraception, gynecology, mentoring, and faculty development. She has lectured extensively on pediatric and adolescent gynecology and adolescent medicine nationally and internationally including keynote addresses in Melbourne Australia, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires. She co-chaired the HMS Subcommittee on Mentoring and was honored with the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Adele Dellenbaugh Hofmann Adolescent Health Award, the 2009 HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), the highest honor in Adolescent Medicine, and the 2020 HMS Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award.


Program Coordinator

Jennifer Liu Goluszka is the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator. She graduated from Butler University with a BA in Political Science and International Studies and from DePaul University with an MS in Leadership and Policy Studies. She began her career in graduate medical education at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2020. She is involved in the Graduate Medical Education Office, is a member of the GME Workload Intensity Sub-committee, as well as the Massachusetts Society of Academic Medical Administrators (MSAMA).

To meet the rest of our important Adolescent Medicine team and to view the clinical programs we offer, visit our Division of Adolescent Medicine website: http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/departments/adolescent-medicine