Jonathan R. Pletcher, MD

Jonathan R. Pletcher, MD
Jonathan R. Pletcher, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Internship

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Adolescent Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Malas N, Rofey D, Kuchera AM, Pletcher JR, Ortiz-Aguayo R, , Douaihy A, Gold MA.  Motivational Interviewing in Paediatric Residency. The Clinical Teacher 2017; 14: 20-26. Doi: 10.1111/tct.12503

2014

Gelman A, Amin PR, Pletcher JR, Fulmer VL, Kukic AB, Spagnoletti CL. A Standardized Patient Case: A Teen Questioning His/Her Sexuality is Bullied at School. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2014 July.

2013

Croft C, Pletcher JR, Fulmer VL, Steele RCT, Day HD, Spagnoletti CL. A Same‐Sex Couple Copes with End‐of‐Life Issues: A Case Materials Guide. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2013 June.

2011

Kalkhuis-Beam S, Stevens SL, Baumritter A, Carlson EC, Pletcher JR, Rodriguez  D, Audrain-McGovern J. Participant- and study-related characteristics predicting  treatment completion and study retention in an adolescent smoking cessation trial. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Oct;49(4):371-8. Epub 2011 May 24. PubMed PMID: 21939867.

Audrain-McGovern J, Stevens S, Murray PJ, Kinsman S, Zuckoff A, Pletcher J, Moss D, Baumritter A, Kalkhuis-Beam S, Carlson E, Rodriguez D, Wileyto EP. The efficacy of motivational interviewing versus brief advice for adolescent smoking  behavior change. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):e101-11. Epub 2011 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 21690120.

2009

Perella D, Fiks AG, Jumaan A, Robinson D, Gargiullo P, Pletcher J, Forke CM, Schmid DS, Renwick M, Mankodi F, Watson B, Spain CV. Validity of reported varicella history as a marker for varicella zoster virus immunity among unvaccinated children, adolescents, and young adults in the post-vaccine licensure era. Pediatrics. 2009 May;123(5):e820-8. Erratum in: Pediatrics. 2009 Aug;124(2):846. PubMed PMID: 19403475.

2006

Mollen CJ, Pletcher JR, Bellah RD, Lavelle JM. Prevalence of tubo-ovarian abscess in    adolescents diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Sep;22(9):621-5. PubMed PMID: 16983244.

2001

Catallozzi M, Pletcher JR, Schwarz DF. Prevention of suicide in adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2001 Oct;13(5):417-22. Review. PubMed PMID: 11801885.

2000

Pletcher JR, Schwarz DF. Current concepts in adolescent smoking. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2000 Oct;12(5):444-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 11021408. 

1993

Athreya BH, Pletcher J, Zulian F, Weiner DB, Williams WV. Subset-specific effects of sex  hormones and pituitary gonadotropins on human lymphocyte proliferation in vitro. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1993 Mar;66(3):201-11. Erratum in: Clin Immunol Immunopathol 1993 Jul;68(1):93. PubMed PMID: 8094329.

Books

Chapters

2018

Pletcher JR, Levine L. “Abnormal uterine bleeding”; “Suicide” in The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Ed. MW Schwartz , et al. eds. Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2018.

2015

Pletcher JR. “Race and Disability”; Contemporary Issues for People of Color: Surviving and Thriving in the US Today, Vol. 4: Health and Wellness. Greenwood, 2015.

Pletcher JR, Levine L. “Dysfunctional uterine bleeding”; “Suicide” In  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, 6th Ed. And 7th Ed. MW Schwartz , et al. eds.  Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2015.

2013

Peter NG, Feit K, Sonis J, Tomescu O, Pletcher JR. “Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Care " in Ginsburg KR and Kinsman SB, eds.  Reaching Teens: Wisdom from Adolescent Medicine.  Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics; In Print for 2013.  (A Textbook and Video Product)

Pletcher JR. “Talking to teens who are using or abusing substances" in Ginsburg KR and Kinsman SB, eds.  Reaching Teens: Wisdom from Adolescent Medicine.  Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics; In Print for 2013.  (A Textbook and Video Product)

Pletcher JR, Feit K, Tuchman LK, Peter NG. “Teens With Chronic Illness and Special Health Care Needs: A Person-Centered Approach to Communication" in Ginsburg KR and Kinsman SB, eds.  Reaching Teens: Wisdom from Adolescent Medicine.  Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics; In Print for 2013.  (A Textbook and Video Product)

2011

Pletcher JR.  Pelvic inflammatory disease.  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult,6th ed. MW Schwartz , et al. eds.  Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.

Pletcher JR, Levine L. “Dysfunctional uterine bleeding”; “Suicide” In  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, 6th Ed. And 7th Ed. MW Schwartz , et al. eds.  Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.

2005

Mollen CJ, Pletcher JR, Lavelle, J. “Adolescent Emergencies.”  In Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition, Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, and Henretig FM eds. Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2005.

2002

Pletcher JR, Slap GB. “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.” In Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition, Neinstein LS ed. Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia; 2002.

2000

Pletcher JR. Contraception. In The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, MW Schwartz , et al. eds.  Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2000.

Pletcher JR, Ginsburg KR. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Pubertal delay, and Suicide. In The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, MW Schwartz , et al. eds.  Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2000.

Awards and Honors

2015, Champion of Inclusion Award, The PEAL Center of Pittsburgh
2014, Award for Excellence in Professional Service, Achieva
2012-2018, Best Doctors Award
2012, Celebrating woMEN Nominee, The Women and Girls Foundation
2012, The William I. Cohen Teacher of the Year Award, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
2007, Best Doctors of the Lehigh Valley
2001-2006, Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Residency Program
2002, Best Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine
2000, Career Development Award, Society for Adolescent Medicine
1997, Penn Pearls Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1997, The Nancy Elizabeth Barnhart Award for Community Health Improvement, CHOP
1994, William Seiber, MD Medical Student Award in Pediatric Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
1990, Gina Fizzi memorial summer research fellowship, Lupus Foundation of America)

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2008-present, American Academy of Pediatrics