Faculty Profile

Dr. Elizabeth M. Alderman, M.D.

Elizabeth M. Alderman, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Areas of Research: Adolescent health services, sexually transmitted infections, quality improvement, confidentiality

Professional Interests

Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD, a nationally recognized specialist in adolescent medicine, is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Director of the Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program in Adolescent Medicine.  Dr. Alderman is current pesident of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is also a member of the Pediatric Academic Societies Program Committee as representative of the American Academy of Pediatrics. From 2007-2011, she has held the office of Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Section of Adolescent Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Alderman served over 15 years as a member of the Executive Council of New York, Chapter 3, American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Alderman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Dr Alderman earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Cornell University in 1983 and, in 1987, her M.D. degree with Distinction in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. She completed her clinical training, including pediatric residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

She joined the pediatric faculty at Einstein/Montefiore upon completion of her fellowship in 1992 and has remained throughout her career, achieving promotion to professor in 2003. Dr. Alderman has directed the Post-doctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine since 1992. The fellowship was one of the first accredited in the field of adolescent medicine and was recently re-accredited by the ACGME with no citations.

Dr. Alderman’s academic interests center on health screening and quality improvement in the delivery of adolescent health care. Her bibliography includes more than 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, more than 30 published abstracts, and more than 50 presentations at regional, national, and international scientific meetings. Dr. Alderman has taught at over 100 international, national and regional meetings and grand rounds.

Dr. Alderman is the Founder and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Montefiore Adolescent Primary Care Initiative(MAPCI). Started in 2005, after receiving an NIMH Grant for a Summit of Providers of Adolescent Health Care at Montefiore, Dr. Alderman has led the MAPCI in creating a uniform approach to the provision of adolescent primary care throughout the Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Alderman is known throughout the region as an outstanding clinician and she is regularly named to the “Best Doctors in New York” and “New York Super Doctors” lists. In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics recognized her with a Special Achievement Award from the New York Chapter for promotingadolescent health. 

Selected Publications




         1.     S.B. Friedman, E.M. Alderman, R.H. Pantell, C.S. Saylor, M. Sugar, Monograph:  Psychosocial Issues for  Children and Families in Disasters.  A Guide for the Primary Care Physician, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1995.       

         2.     S.B. Friedman, M. Fisher, S.K. Schonberg, E.M. Alderman ed. Book:  Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care, 2nd  edition, Mosby, Philadelphia, 1997

         3.     Medical Editor, emedicine, Pediatric Online Textbook

         4.     E.M. Alderman, R.T. Brown, Book:   Adolescents, Families and Society in the New Millennium Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews 12:3, Hanley and Belfus, Inc. 2001

         5.     M. Fisher, E.M. Alderman, R. Kreipe, W. Rosenfeld eds. Book:Textbook of Adolescent Health Care,  American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, 2011. Exel Award Winner, Silver, Technical Book, Assoiciation Media and Publishing.

 Chapters in Text Books

         1.     E.M. Alderman, Primary Amenorrhea, Essence of Office Pediatrics. ed. J Stockman, JA Lohr, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2000

         2.     E.M. Alderman, Secondary Amenorrhea, Ambulatory Pediatrics. ed. J Stockman, JA Lohr,W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2000     

         3.     E.M. Alderman, Negotiating Confidentiality, Primary Care of Adolescent Girls. ed. Susan Coupey, Phildelphia, PA, Hanley and Belfus, 2000 

         4.     E.M. Alderman, Special Issues for Adolescent Girls with Chronic Illness,  Primary Care for Adolescent Girls.ed. Susan Coupey, Philadelphia, PA, Hanley and Belfus, 2000

         5.     E.M. Alderman, Child Custody, Primary Pediatric Care, Third Edition, ed. Robert Hoekelman, Henry Adam, Nicholas Nelson, Michael Weitzman, Modena Wilson, Mosby, Philadelphia, 2001

         6.      E. M. Alderman, W. M. Seigel, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics for Medical Students-Second Edition, eds. Daniel Bernstein, Steven P.Shelov, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2003

         7.      E.M. Alderman, J. Rieder, M.I. Cohen, The History of Adolescent Medicine, The American Pediatric Society History of Pediatric Subspecialties, eds. Laurence Finberg, E. Richard Stiehm, , Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams  & Wilkins, 2006                 

         8.     E.M. Alderman, Child Custody,  Primary Pediatric Care, Fifth Edition., eds. TK McInerny, HM Adam, D Campbell, DK Kamat, KJ Kelleher, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, 2008         

         9.     D. Hollman, E.M. Alderman, Ciorciari, AJ. Gynecologic Emergencies. In Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics (5th ed.). ed eds. Crain EF, Gershel, JC, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010    

        10.    E.J. Gibson, E.M.  Alderman. The Uterus and Adnexa. In Textbook of Adolescent Health Care, Eds. Fisher, M, Alderman, EM,  Kreipe, R, Rosenfeld, W. American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, 2011

        11.    E. M. Alderman,  A.J. Cohall. Socioeconomic Status. In Textbook of Adolescent Health Care. Eds. Fisher, M, Alderman, EM,  Kreipe, R, Rosenfeld, W. American Academy of Pediatrics,    American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, 2011 

           12.    E. M. Alderman,  W.M.  Seigel, Adolescent Medicine. In Pediatrics for Medical Students-3rd ed.eds. Daniel Bernstein, Steven P. Shelov, Wolters-Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011




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