Jean Emans, MD

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


Dr. Emans is Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Robert Masland Jr. Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the Boston Children’s Hospital. 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 continues her work 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, a three-volume Bright Futures Case Studies for primary care clinicians, and more than 100 articles. 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.