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MEET SUJATHA SEETHARAMAN

Sujatha is a Senior Fellow in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford University. Prior to joining her fellowship, she worked as a Pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) since 2004, working in ER, Hospitalist and outpatient settings. She was a clinical instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and also an Attending Physician at Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center. During her work at BCH, she developed a passion towards Adolescent Medicine. She became deeply moved by the vulnerability of adolescents, and learned about the tremendous impact their actions can have over the course of their lifetime, and the opportunity to reduce risk factors with appropriate screening, counseling and prevention. Specifically, she wanted to learn about adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease prevention. With intent to focus on Adolescent policies and programs, she pursued an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health, after which she joined her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Stanford University.  Prior to her work at BCH, she was a hospitalist Pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Currently she enjoys seeing teens in the Adolescent Medicine Practice at Stanford Children’s Health, Sunnyvale location. Her special interests include eating disorders, adolescent gynecology and adolescent contraception.

Sujatha Seetharaman, MD, MPH

TALK DESCRIPTION

Here are some basics tips for eating healthy: 1. the plate model. 2. no liquid calories. 3. limit your screen time. It's important for teenagers to get 8-10 hrs/sleep per night. Evidence shows that later school start times results in better academic performance and fewer car accidents. Sleep also decreases obesity. Acne - see your doctor, they have good stuff. Don't waste $ on over the counter stuff.