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Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Clinical Services for Children from Birth to Young Adults

The UH Rainbow Division of Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (formerly GAP) provides leading-edge ambulatory and inpatient care for children from birth to young adulthood as well as a broad scope of additional clinical services from child abuse advocacy to child health policy and ongoing clinical research. Designed to be community-centered care, the Division integratively addresses medical, social, and environmental factors influencing health and takes a collaborative approach with patients and community stakeholders to address health disparities.

The Division welcomed four new providers with the dedicated mission to drive optimized health outcomes for youth in Cleveland area. Amy Middleman, MD, Chief of Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Courtney Batt, MD, are adolescent medicine subspecialists who will provide focused multidisciplinary services around emerging adolescent issues including, disordered eating, gender affirming care and diagnostic dilemmas in adolescents in both outpatient and inpatient settings. As new specialized adolescent medicine services are defined, these experienced providers will be available to consult on UH Rainbow inpatients as well as accept referrals for outpatients. Other recently arrived team members include Olushola Fapo, MD and Marion Were, MD who are general pediatricians practicing at the UH Rainbow Ahuja Center for Women & Children.

Medical Education

Faculty members teach medical students at the Case Western Reserve University leading-edge acute and chronic illness care in an academic health center at the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children in Midtown Cleveland. Here doctors provide comprehensive, team-based care for children – newborn to 20 years, child abuse consultations, diagnostic ‘second opinion’ consultations, care for minors of the Cuyahoga County juvenile court system, sports medicine, and global pediatric health.

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Center for Child Health Policy

Enhancing the wellbeing of children and their families through research, evaluation, and advocacy that informs innovation in maternal-child health services and policy.
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Child Advocacy and Protection Program

Multidisciplinary expertise of pediatrics, social work, nursing and legal professionals to diagnosis, treat and manage all aspects of child maltreatment.
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Rainbow Advice Center

Offers community-based physicians with immediate, 24/7 access to the comprehensive services at nationally-ranked UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children

The UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children provides comprehensive, team-based care for children – newborn to 20 years in a pediatric group practice set within an urban academic health center in Midtown Cleveland. The services include pediatric primary care, same-day sick appointments, Saturday hours, dental screening and cleaning, full-service eye clinic, a nurse on call – 24 hours/day and CenteringParenting® – group newborn care. Care is provided by general pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and pediatric residents to meet the families' total health needs in one convenient health center.