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About Our Division

Our mission is to provide compassionate, developmentally appropriate, culturally aware and trauma-informed care to young people from all backgrounds.The UCSD Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is dedicated to meeting the unique physical, cognitive and socioemotional needs of adolescents and young adults through outstanding clinical service, medical education, scholarship, and advocacy.

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Division Chief, Cardiology, UCSD Dept. of Pediatrics

Kay Rhee, MD
Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Division Chief

Program Collaborations 

Rady Childrens' Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic

Provides consultative, evidenced based, trauma-informed, culturally aware, and confidential care for youth aged 10-26 years in San Diego County.


Center for Gender-Affirming Care

Providing comprehensive care to gender diverse youth in extensive collaboration with community-based providers.


Medical Behavioral Unit at Rady Children's Hospital

The only child and adolescent eating disorder inpatient unit in San Diego County.


A New Division

Welcome to the newest  division at UC San Diego  Department of Pediatrics

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Medicine, which launched on April 15, 2020!  The Division of AYA Medicine is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, trauma-informed and evidenced-based care to adolescents and young adults through developmentally designed clinical services, advocacy, scholarship and teaching. AYA Medicine faculty members include Dr. David Inwards-Breland (Division Chief), Dr. Maya Kumar, Dr. Kay Rhee, and Dr. Kanani Titchen.  


Education with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Teaching future physicians is a critical component of UCSD Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine's academic mission. We offer rich educational experiences in adolescent health for medical students and pediatric residents from the UCSD School of Medicine. 

For Medical Students & Residents

Meet Our Faculty

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