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Adolescent Medicine Chief Named

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Campus News - Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067
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Amy Middleman, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.P.H., has been named chief of the section of adolescent medicine within the department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She will see patients in the OU Children's Physicians Adolescent Medicine Clinic. Adolescent medicine physicians provide comprehensive general health care to adolescents and young adults ages 10 through 23 years of age, including routine wellness checks, sports physicals and immunizations. At OU Children's Physicians, adolescent medicine providers also see patients with more complex issues including eating disorders, young women's health concerns, depression and anxiety and sexuality concerns.
      
Middleman is board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. She came to OU Children's Physicians from Baylor College of Medicine with a goal of establishing an Eating Disorder Program, which will include inpatient and outpatient care.
      
She completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston. She earned a master of public health degree from Harvard School of Public Health and a master of science degree in education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia. 
      
Middleman completed her residency and internship in pediatrics at the Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, after earning a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
      
Middleman is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the Society for Pediatric Research. She holds the Children's Medical Research Institute Richard Kasterke/Connie Griggs Chair in Pediatrics.
      
For an appointment with an OU Children's Physicians Adolescent Medicine provider, call (405) 271-6208.
      
OU Children's Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma's largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty. 
      
More than 175 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children's Physicians are board certified in children's specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 
      
OU Children's Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can't be helped elsewhere come to OU Children's Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children's Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children's emotional needs.

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