The Department of Pediatrics’ Adolescent Health Program addresses the unique developmental needs for young people between the ages of 11 and 21. This team of pediatrics specialists provides more than 40,000 adolescent clinical visits per year, is one of the preeminent academic training programs in the United States and brings in more than $3 million dollars per year in extramural research support.
The Section of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, was created in 1983 with the recruitment and arrival of Donald P. Orr, MD. Recruited by Dr. Morris Green, Dr. Orr’s goal was to establish a premier academic adolescent health program grounded in clinical services, training and clinical research. The Adolescent Health Program provides a range of health-related services for this stage of a young person’s development.