New Head appointed to the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Dr. Dzung Vo was appointed as the new Head for the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in July 2018. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and has been with the division since 2010. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and he completed his residency in Pediatrics and his fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Vo’s main clinical and research areas of interest are: stress and health; resilience; care and advocacy with vulnerable and marginalized adolescents; and, mindfulness-based interventions with youth.

In partnership with Dr. Jake Locke, Dr. Vo co-developed MARS-A (Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents), an eight-week mindfulness training program for adolescents with depressive symptoms, with or without other co-occurring chronic illness or chronic pain.

Dr. Vo is committed to continuing the division’s values of fostering positive youth development and health equity by harnessing the division’s expertise in adolescent health and development to respond to the emerging adolescent health priority areas of substance use disorders and transgender health care.