S. Jean Emans

S. Jean Emans, MD

Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Young Women's Health

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Gynecology Pediatric and Adolescent
  • Adolescent Young Adult Medicine


  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Medicine


  • Adolescent/Young Adult Medical Practice
  • Center for Young Women's Health
  • Gynecology Program
  • Reproductive Endocrine Practice
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate Degree

Radcliffe College, 1966

Cambridge, MA

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, 1970

Boston, MA

Internship, Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital, 1970-1971

Boston, MA

Residency, Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital, 1971-1973

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital, 1973-1975

Boston, MA


  • Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine


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Professional History

S. Jean Emans, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Robert Masland Jr. Chair in Adolescent Medicine, Co-Director of the Center for Young Women’s Health, and Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Boston Children's Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree at Radcliffe College, her MD at Harvard Medical School, her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine also at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is the Program Director of one of the seven Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB/HRSA) Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Programs in the U.S. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and as President of the North American Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology. She was one of eight members of the first SubBoard of Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has been named one of the Best Doctors in America  and is the author of several textbooks, including Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (6th edition), the websites, www.pedicases.org, and www.youngwomenshealth.org; and more than 190 articles that have focused on medical education, reproductive endocrinology, sexual abuse, contraception, gynecology, and faculty development.
Dr. Emans directs two Harvard CME courses: Adolescent Medicine, and Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She co-directs the annual Harvard Medical School (HMS) joint-hospital course for Faculty Mentors and the annual HMS joint hospital Leadership Development Course for Physicians and Scientists. She has lectured extensively on pediatric and adolescent gynecology and adolescent medicine nationally and internationally including keynote addresses in Melbourne Australia, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires. She co-chaired the HMS subcommittee on mentoring and was honored with the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Adele Dellenbaugh Hofmann Adolescent Health Award, the 2009 HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, the 2011 Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Service Award, and the 2012 Children's Hospital Alumni Award. Dr. Emans also received the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), the highest honor in Adolescent Medicine.

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