Adolescent Medicine Specialists



Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH | Director, Pediatrician 
Our co-founding Director, Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, is board-certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Dr. Garofalo also directs Lurie Children’s Adolescent/Young Adult HIV Program, the Division of Adolescent Medicine, and the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention through the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a national expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health issues, as well as adolescent sexuality and HIV infection. Dr. Garofalo provides direct clinical care as a member of this team.

Amanda Diers Schall, MA, GCPM | Manager
Amanda is the Manager of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Amanda has extensive experience in both hospital and university administration with a focus on adolescent medicine and research. Amanda received her advanced degrees in medical anthropology and public management from the University of South Florida.

Julissa Gibson | Administrative Assistant

Learn more about the other team members in the Division of Adolescent Medicine.