Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, is Medical Director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Market Street Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, is an Adolescent Gynecologist and Medical Director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Akers will provide adolescent gynecology services including contraception services with long-acting reversible contraception implants (Nexplanon) and intrauterine devices, which are the preferred method of contraception for many young women, particularly those with chronic illnesses. She will be responsible for developing a new inpatient Gynecology Consult service at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This service will be developed in collaboration with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) gynecologists, and function as a supplement to the existing Adolescent Medicine consult service. She will also provide inpatient gynecology services at HUP for one month a year. Dr. Akers received her BA at Bryn Mawr College, her MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Michigan. She completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program and an MPH at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Akers has received research funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harold Amos Minority Faculty Development Program and NIH. Her research examines the psychosocial determinants of adolescent sexual behaviors and reproductive decisions, with an emphasis on family, partner and peer influences. She also develops and evaluates clinic and community-based interventions to improve adolescent reproductive health. Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ResidencyObstetrics and Gynecology - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Board CertificationObstetrics and GynecologyGraduate DegreeMPH - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Titles and Academic Titles Medical Director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services Departments and Services Adolescent MedicineCenter for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.