Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health

Dr. Iris Borowsky

Iris W. Borowsky, MD, PhD, Professor & Division Director, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health 

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health is committed to achieving health justice and positive development for all children, youth, and families through community-centered health care, research, education, and advocacy. 

Education & Training

Through its Interdisciplinary Fellowship & LEAH programs, the Division prepares pre- and post-doctoral fellows from the disciplines of medicine, social work, nursing, psychology, nutrition, and public health for leadership careers in academia, public agencies, and youth-serving community-based organizations, including local, state, and national and social service organizations. 

In addition to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships, we offer accredited medical fellowships in Adolescent Medicine and Academic General Pediatrics.

Learn more about our current fellows and hear from our graduates.

Patient Care

Our division collaborates with several community clinics to provide pediatric services from birth to young adulthood. We provide general pediatric primary care as well as specialty care in adolescent health. Areas of expertise and interest include healthy youth development, positive parenting, care coordination for children and youth with chronic conditions, advancing health equity among vulnerable youth and under-resourced populations, and addressing social determinants of health.  Learn more about our clinical sites.


Faculty  and trainees pursue a wide range of research interests. Ensuring that our research informs practice, policy, and programming is a division priority. We strongly believe that our work must meet community needs, in community settings. 

Congratulations to our fellows who have recently presented their research at both local and national levels. Read more about their research presentations here