Jeffrey is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical expertise is in adolescent and young adult primary care, gender affirming medical care, sexual and reproductive health, medical care for youth living with HIV, and eating disorders. He chose to specialize in adolescent medicine because adolescence and emerging adulthood are remarkable life stages in which physicians can guide and support youth in developing emotional well-being and healthy decision-making that promote wellness in adulthood.
Jeff obtained his Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Hampton University. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where he was in the Pediatric Advocacy Leadership Service (PALS) primary care track. He continued his medical training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he completed fellowships in Adolescent Medicine, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH), and Academic General Pediatrics.
He has conducted research that focuses on the health and well-being of young Black men including addressing racism and health disparities. His career vision is to contribute to the realization of a better world for marginalized youth through advocating for equitable policies, fostering healthy identity development, promoting emotional well-being, and empowering marginalized youth to secure optimal physical and mental health.
Now that Jeff is done with the many years of school and medical training, he has spent more time watching TV and movies. He enjoys the ability of TV and cinema to depict deep humanistic themes of identity, relationships, and resilience, and their power to contribute to social change. Jeff also enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, listening to music, cooking, writing, and spending time in laughter and love with his family, partner, and friends.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship
Adolescent Medicine – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia