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General Pediatrics

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health (DOGPAH) collaborates with several community clinics to provide pediatric services from birth to young adulthood. Our general pediatricians see patients and families at several clinical sites, including the Community University Health Care CenterFairview Clinics – University Children’sSt. Joseph’s Community Health Clinic, and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  Areas of expertise and interest include healthy youth development, positive parenting, care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs, eliminating health disparities among vulnerable children and youth and under-resourced communities, and addressing social determinants of health.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics is an outpatient practice with offices in the 717 Delaware Building.  Its faculty, Dr. Andy Barnes, Dr. Katherine (Betsy) Murray, Dr. Michael Reiff, and Dr. Michele Strachan, specialize in treating children and families with behavioral and developmental concerns.  We treat children with problems ranging from anxiety and emotional disregulation to elimination difficulties, habit problems and sleep disruption.  We emphasize patient and family education and counseling, skill-building, and self-regulation.  We see patients who are referred from general pediatrics, subspecialty pediatrics, family medicine, and self-referral.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

Adolescent Health

 Adolescent medicine faculty in our division see adolescent and young adult patients and supervise residents and fellows at the following sites:

  • Fairview Children's Clinic, staffed by Dr. Nimi Singh.  Adolescents are seen not only for well-adolescent care, but also for anxiety, depression, school difficulties, and for help managing chronic and complex health issues.
  • Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC), staffed by Dr. Iris Borowsky.  This clinic serves diverse populations drawn primarily from the Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese), East African (Somali), and Native American (Ojibwe) communities.
  • St. Joseph's Community Clinic.  This site provides comprehensive preventive and acute care for adolescents referred from the foster care system, from juvenile corrections, and from other residential treatment facilities.  Residents and fellows train at this site with Dr. Peter Scal.
  • Macalaster Health and Wellness Center.  Residents and fellows see young adult patients at this college health clinic, supervised by adjunct faculty member Dr. Stephanie Walters.
  • West Side Community Health Services is the largest community clinic organization in Minnesota.  Across multiple locations in the metro area, West Side provides multicultural and multilingual health and education services to immigrant and low-income communities.  Dr. Naomi Duke provides primary health care to pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients at the East Side Family Clinic site.