Jean Emans, MD

Mary Ellen Avery Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Immediate Past Chief in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine; Faculty Director, Office of Faculty Development; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine; and Co-Director, Center for Young Women’s Health, Boston Children’s Hospital


Dr. Emans is Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Director of the Office of Faculty Development, and Robert Masland Jr. Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the Boston Children’s Hospital, and Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Her research encompasses adolescent health, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and medical education. She has served as President of the North American Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She is the Program Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program, one of seven Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB/HRSA) funded LEAH programs in the United States. She was a member of the first Sub-board of Adolescent Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine and has served on three committees of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is the author of several textbooks, including Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, co-author of multiple websites, including,,, and, and more than 180 publications. She is the recipient of the 2009 William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School and the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.