Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic
We offer adolescent and young adult specialty care for patients at all stages and support the transition from childhood to adulthood.
The Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides specialized care for the physical, mental and social well-being of adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 21. We also assist our local primary care physicians and specialists in caring for teens and young adults in our community. Our expert team specializes in the unique concerns and emotional needs of adolescents and provides a patient-specific care plan. We also provide support and guidance when it comes time to transition to adult care.
In addition to our comprehensive care, we have access to pediatric specialists and subspecialists throughout our hospital and can provide a seamless transition for patients who need additional specialty care beyond our services.
We evaluate and manage a variety of common teen-related medical concerns including:
- Reproductive health care: irregular menstrual cycles, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and contraceptive management
- Screen, diagnose and manage mild depression, anxiety, ADHD
- Eating disorders: screening, diagnosis and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating disorder
- Mild to moderate acne
- Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment
- Abdominal pain
- Substance use and high risk behavior concerns
The Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic does not provide primary care, psychological testing or psychological counseling. For more information on these services, please visit Johns Hopkins All Children’s General Pediatrics and Psychology.
Training and Fellowships
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic participates in educating and training residents on all levels of adolescent and young adult care. Our residents are on a six-week rotation schedule in our clinic and during their time, create patient and family brochures on important teen topics. It is part of our mission to research important topics relevant to children, families and the community and participate in quality improvement initiatives.
Meet Our Specialists
Dr. Reese is the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic within the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is also the adolescent medicine rotation director for the pediatric residency program. She joined the Johns Hopkins All Children's medical staff in 2016 and serves as a full-time assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reese’s clinical interests include reproductive health and mental health, and her research focuses are medical education and curriculum development in adolescent mental health and depression. She is an active member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, where she also serves as the secretary for the southeast United States region.
Dr. Silva is a bilingual adolescent medicine physician in the Adolescent Medicine and Young Adult Specialty Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Florida Health College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida. She also completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call at the phone number below. A physician referral is required to schedule an appointment.