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Adolescent Medicine

A photo of Amie Ashcraft.
Amie Marie Ashcraft, PhD, MPH
West Virginia University
Research Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
A photo of Christine Banvard-Fox.
Christine A. Banvard-Fox, MD, FAAP
West Virginia University
Physician, Pediatrics
A photo of Shon Rowan.
Shon Rowan, MD
West Virginia University
Associate Professor and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology
A photo of Colleen Kroll.
Colleen Kroll
West Virginia University
Nurse Practictioner, Pediatrics
A photo of Jean Someshwar.
Jean R Someshwar, MD
West Virginia University
Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Eastern Division


To serve West Virginia and surrounding areas by providing Adolescent Medicine Services, and to act as a resource agency for health and youth care professionals.

Who Would Benefit?

  • Families of children of adolescent age.
  • Adolescents and young adults (up to 25 years of age) seeking general, specialty and reproductive health services.
  • Children of any age seeking pediatric and adolescent gynecological services.
  • Anyone seeking information with regard to Adolescent Medicine.


  • Well child care of adolescents and young adults, including those with chronic medical problems.
  • Reproductive health care, including birth control and sexually transmitted infections for young women and men.
  • Evaluation and treatment of menstrual problems, including cramps, PMS, and irrugular periods..
  • Evaluation and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and metabolic syndrome.
  • Evaluation and treatment of excess menstrual bleeding.
  • Evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and obesity.
  • Evaluation and treatment of psychosomatic and other chronic symptoms, for example - headache, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, or fatigue.
  • Evaluation and treatment of acne, and other adolescent skin problems.
  • Evaluation and treatment of medical and menstrual problems in indivuals with autism and other developmental disorders.
  • Medical management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adolescents and young adults.
  • Evaluation and medical management of uncomplicated anxiety and depression.
  • Evaluation and treatment of sports related injuries, and other problems.

The Adolescent Medicine Staff includes:

Pamela J. Murray, MD, Chief,Adolescent Medicine;
Christine Banvard-Fox, MD
Shon Rowan, MD, Gynecology
Stephania Pierotti, Administrative Assistant

For further information or an appointment at any clinic site, contact:

Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU
Morgantown, WV 26506-9214

Phone: 304-598-4835
Toll-Free 1-800-842-3627
Fax - 304-293-1216

For further information or an appointment, contact:

Department of Pediatrics
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU
Morgantown, WV 26506-9214

Appointments: 304-598-4835


Most insurances, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Any payment concerns or questions contact the Center or your health insurer..

Supported by:

West Virginia University
School of Medicine