Chesapeake Regional Chapter


President: Krishna Upadhya, MD, MPH
President-Elect: TBA
Treasurer: Jen Makrides, MD, MA, MHS
Secretary: Faye Korich, MD

Pamela Matson, PhD, MPH
Jenny Maehr, MD
Travis Gayles, MD, PhD
Kathryn Van Eck, PhD
Rachel Alinsky, MD, MHS
Catherine Silva, MD

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 Actitives
  • June 11, 2019: Annual Spring Meeting with Daniel Reirden, MD from Children’s Hospital Colorado
Hightlights of Chapter Activities 
  • Kathy Tomaszewski, RN was selected as the 2018 receipt of the Sunita Saxena Chesapeake SAHM Regional Award
  • May 2019: Sibler Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Richard Kreipe.
  • June 2018: Rixse Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Join this chapter — membership in SAHM is not required to join a chapter, but you are invited to join. 

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