A time of life characterized by profound physical, mental and emotional development, adolescence poses unique challenges to health care providers. At Stony Brook Children's, we recognize these challenges and strive to address them. Serving more than 2,000 patients each year, our Division of Adolescent Medicine is the only hospital-based adolescent medicine program in Suffolk County.
Our mission is to help patients ages 12 to 25 avoid high-risk behaviors, seek wellness and develop habits that encourage a lifetime of health. To achieve these goals, we take a multifaceted approach: providing a broad range of clinical and consultation services; working collaboratively with other Stony Brook pediatric divisions and centers; engaging in vital adolescent medicine research; and teaching tomorrow's physicians about the health needs of adolescents through the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.