Nadia L. Dowshen, MD

Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, is an adolescent medicine specialist, director of Adolescent HIV Services, medical director of the Adolescent Initiative, and director of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    General Academic Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Adolescent Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Adolescent Medicine
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Director, Adolescent HIV Services

    Medical Director, Adolescent Initiative

    Director, Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters
    2014

    Lewis, VJ, Campbell, K, Diaz, A, Dowshen, N, Ginsburg, KR, Jenkins, RR, Patton, J, Trent, M, Vo, DX: "Chapter 19: Cultural Humility" in Ginsburg, KR and Kinsman, SB. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. (A Textbook and Video Product). Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics.  2014.

    Dowshen, N, Hawkins, LA, Arrington-Sanders, R, Reirden, DH, Garofalo, R: "Chapter 65: HIV-Infected Youth" in Ginsburg, KR and Kinsman, SB. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. (A Textbook and Video Product) Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics 2014.

    Dowshen, N, Hawkins, LA, Arrington-Sanders, R, Reirden, DH, Garofalo, R: "Chapter 61: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth" in Ginsburg, KR and Kinsman, SB. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. (A Textbook and Video Product)  Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics 2014.

    Abstracts

    2015

    Houdek, Lauren, Frasso, Rosie, Dowshen, Nadia: Internet Use Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness - Novel Opportunities for Outreach" 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition  October 2015.

    Dowshen, N, Meisarah, M, Lee, S.: Developing an app to improve adherence for HIV+ youth using a patient-centered, incubator approach. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2015.

    Dowshen, N, Mathew, L, Lee, S, Webb, D, Culhane, J.: Baseline and Incident Sexually Transmitted Co-Infections Among a Cohort of HIV+ Youth. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence  June 2015.

    Salas-Humara, CL, McClain, Z, Dowshen, N, Carlson, J, Lock, J, Peebles, R. : Media Influences by Gender and Sexual Orientation Among Adolescents with Eating Disorders. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2015.

    Houdek VonHoltz, LA, Frasso, R, Lu, Y, Hanlon, A,  Dowshen, N.: New media use and health information-seeking behavior among homeless adolescents. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2015.

    2014

    McClain, Z, Dowshen, N, Carlson, J, Lock, J, Peebles, R. : Differences in Psychiatric Co-Morbidities Among Adolescents With Eating Disorders by Sexual Orientation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting May 2014.

    Dowshen, N, Schwartz, L.: Department of Pediatrics Chair's Initiative: Proof of Concept of an Infrastructure for Text Messaging Interventions at CHOP. CHOP's 4th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day May 2014.

    McClain, Z, Dowshen, N, Carlson, J, Lock, J, Peebles, R: Differences in Psychiatric Co-Morbidities Among Adolescents With Eating Disorders by Sexual Orientation  Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2014.

    Lee, S, Dowshen, N, Paul, P, Lucien, R, Mollen, C.: Provider Attitudes, Knowledge and Practice of Expedited Partner Therapy for Adolescents in Varying State Policy Environments. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting  March 2014.

    Papers

    2015

    Wood S, Dowshen N, Lowenthal E.: A Generation at Stake: Time to Improve the Global HIV/AIDS Care Continuum for Adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Jul 1;169(7):619-620. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.58.

    Mehta, A, Goyal, M, Dowshen, N, Mistry, R.: Practices, Beliefs, and Perceived Barriers to Adolescent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care [Epub ahead of print], April 1 2015.

    Yehia, BR, Ketner, E, Momplaisir, F, Stephens-Shields, AJ, Dowshen, N, Eberhart, MG, Brady, KA: Location of HIV Diagnosis Impacts Linkage to Medical Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 68(3): 304-9, March 2015 Notes: Accepted Dec 2 2014. PMCID: PMC4326546

    Dowshen, N, Matone, M, Luan, X, Lee, S, Belzer, M, Fernandez, MI, Rubin, D, and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Behavioral and Health Outcomes for HIV+ Young Transgender Women (YTW) Linked to and Engaged in Medical Care. LGBT Health March 2015 Notes: (e-pub ahead of print) on March 11, 2015. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2014.0062.

    Dowshen, N, Lee, S, Lehman, BM, Castillo, M, Mollen, C.: IknowUshould2: Feasibility of a youth-driven social media campaign to promote STI and HIV testing among adolescents in Philadelphia. AIDS and Behavior January 7, 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print. DOI 10.1007/s10461-014-0991-9.

    2013

    Goyal M, Dowshen N, Hayes K, Mehta A, Lee S, Mistry R.: Pediatric Primary Care Provider Practices, Knowledge and Attitudes of HIV Screening Among Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics 163(6): 1711-1715, December 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.023. Epub 2013 Sep 29. PMCID: PMC3888239

    Dowshen, N., Kuhns, L. M., Gray, C., Lee, S., Garofalo, R.: Feasibility of Interactive Text message Response (ITR) as a Novel, Real-Time Measure of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV+ Youth. AIDS and behavior 17(6): 2237-2243  July 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0464-6.

    Dowshen, N, Pierce, V, Zanno, A, Salazar-Austin, N, Ford, C, Hodinka, R: Acute HIV Infection in a Critically-ill 15 year old male. Pediatrics 131(3): e959 -e963, March 2013 Notes: originally published online February 18, 2013;http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/3/e959.long 10.1542/peds.2012-1533.

  • Awards and Honors

    2015, Community Scholar-in-Residence, University of Pennsylvania

    2014, Best Young Investigator, National Centers for AIDS Research Annual Meeting

    2013, American Academy of HIV Medicine Technology in Practice Award

    2013, Faculty Honor Roll, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2013, NIH Adolescent Trials Network Scholar for youth-focused HIV research

    2012, NIH Loan Repayment Award for Research in Health Disparities

    2011, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting New Investigator Travel Award

    2011, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Distinguished Research Trainee Award Nominee

    2011, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day Award Winner

    2010, New Investigator Award, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

    2008, Region V Research Trainee Award, Ambulatory Pediatric Association

    2007, Nancy Elizabeth Bernhardt Award for efforts to improve the well-being of children in the community, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2006, Resident Community Access to Child Health Grant Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

    2005, People's Emergency Center Volunteer Award

    2003, Medical Student Focus Fellowship in Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    1999, Urban Studies Award for Commitment to Social Justice in the City, University of Pennsylvania

    1999, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania

    1999, Phi Beta Kappa

    199, Penn Trustees Council of Women Public Service Award, University of Pennsylvania

    1998, Sol Feinstone Award for Educational and Social Change in the Community, University of Pennsylvania

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Reviewer

    2014-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics
    2014-present, Reviewer, JAMA Pediatrics
    2014-present, Reviewer, AIDS and Behavior
    2012-present, Reviewer, Health Psychology
    2011-present, American Journal of Public Health
    2011-present, Pediatric Emergency Care
    2011-present, AIDS Care
    2010-present, Journal of Adolescent Health

    Academic Committees

    2014-present, Chair, Clinical Care and Community Outreach Committee, Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health

    2013-present, Member, Scientific Review Committee, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2013-present, Co-Chair, Univeristy of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research Committee on Women and HIV

    2011-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia HIV Policy Committee

    2009-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Specially Protected Information Committee

    2009-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health, CHOP-Botswana Adolescent Medicine Partnership

    2004-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Homeless Health Initiative
    - 2009-present, Supervising Physician

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2013-present, Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) Mentoring Program (Scholar- mentoring program to develop new leaders in Adolescent HIV Research)

    2011-present, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) (Board of Directors, Member)

    2008-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

    2008-present, American Academy of HIV Medicine (Certified Clinical HIV Specialist 2009-Present)

    2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics