Charlie J. Irwin, Jr. MD

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
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Charles E. Irwin, Jr., MD, is a distinguished professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at the University of California (UCSF) School of Medicine and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Irwin is a graduate of Hobart College, Dartmouth Medical School and UCSF. He heads the National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center (NAHIC) and the Public Policy Analysis and Education Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, where the AYAH NRC is located. He co-leads the AYAH-NRC. Irwin has led the federally funded Leadership Training Program in Adolescent Health since 1977.

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