Research Overview

Assessing the use of bisphosphonates in children and adolescents at risk for fracture studying the utility of pelvic ultrasound in adolescents with abnormal uterine bleeding creating benchmarks for adolescents using long acting reversible contraceptives

About the Researcher

I am a pediatrician who has specialized in Adolescent Medicine, and I the Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. I see patients in both the Division of Adolescent Medicine and in Endocrinology's Bone Health Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

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  • Bone Health
  • Female Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Contraception

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  1. Pitts S, Forman S. Stemming the tide of abuse: clinicians' role in the #MeToo movement. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018 Aug; 30(4):449-450. View abstract
  2. Kazmerski TM, Hill K, Prushinskaya O, Nelson E, Greenberg J, Pitts SA, Borrero S, Miller E, Sawicki GS. Perspectives of adolescent girls with cystic fibrosis and parents on disease-specific sexual and reproductive health education. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Apr 26. View abstract
  3. Pitts S, Forman S. Making the connection: the mental health needs of adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 29(4):391-392. View abstract
  4. Borus J, Pitts S, Gooding H. Acceptability of peer clinical observation by faculty members. Clin Teach. 2017 Jun 14. View abstract
  5. Pitts S, Forman SF. Investing in adolescent healthcare: reducing risk for global impact. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 08; 28(4):413-4. View abstract
  6. Gooding HC, Ziniel S, Touloumtzis C, Pitts S, Goncalves A, Emans J, Burke P. Case-Based Teaching for Interprofessional Postgraduate Trainees in Adolescent Health. J Adolesc Health. 2016 05; 58(5):567-72. View abstract
  7. Pitts S, Forman SF. Conversations with teens: keeping it in the comfort zone. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 27(4):419-20. View abstract
  8. Pitts S, Borus J, Goncalves A, Gooding H. Direct Versus Remote Clinical Observation: Assessing Learners' Milestones While Addressing Adolescent Patients' Needs. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Jun; 7(2):253-5. View abstract
  9. Pitts S, Forman SF. Following the right pathway: evidence-based guidelines in adolescent healthcare. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 26(4):405-6. View abstract
  10. Pitts S, Emans SJ. Contraceptive counseling: does it make a difference? J Adolesc Health. 2014 Apr; 54(4):367-8. View abstract
  11. Pitts S, Blood E, Divasta A, Gordon CM. Percentage body fat by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is associated with menstrual recovery in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):739-41. View abstract
  12. Harel Z, Cromer B, DiVasta AD, Gordon CM, Pitts S. The authors reply. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Oct; 53(4):548-9. View abstract
  13. Putman MS, Pitts SA, Milliren CE, Feldman HA, Reinold K, Gordon CM. A randomized clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation in healthy adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2013 May; 52(5):592-8. View abstract
  14. Gordon CM, Pitts SA. Approach to the adolescent requesting contraception. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jan; 97(1):9-15. View abstract
  15. Pitts SA, Corliss HL, Kharasch SJ, Gordon CM. Advance provision of emergency contraception in an urban pediatric emergency department. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Dec; 24(6):392-6. View abstract
  16. Pitts SA, Feldman HA, Dorale A, Gordon CM. Bone mineral density, fracture, and vitamin D in adolescents and young women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Feb; 25(1):23-6. View abstract
  17. Pitts SA, Emans SJ. Controversies in contraception. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 20(4):383-9. View abstract