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Seth Ammerman, MD, Celebrates Decades of Professional Excellence in Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Ammerman accepted the San Francisco Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2014

Dr. Seth Ammerman attributes his success to the support of his wonderful colleagues as well as his parents, the latter of which motivated him to become involved in social issues.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 31, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Seth Ammerman, MD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 35 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Ammerman presently excels as an adolescent and addiction medicine specialist for the Alliance Medical Center in Healdsburg, CA. Specializing in the research fields of tobacco, marijuana and other substances routinely used by adolescents, he works with underserved populations at community clinics, providing medication-assisted therapy for heroin users in need of rehabilitation. He likewise supervises the medical end of the medication-assisted therapy clinic prescribing Suboxone and directly consulting with patients. Additionally, Dr. Ammerman has worked concurrently as a staff physician for the Mission Neighborhood Health Center in San Francisco since 1990, for which he specializes in general pediatric medicine and adolescent health.

Previously, Dr. Ammerman flourished at Stanford University and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2019 as a clinical professor, and having been the former acting director of the division of adolescent medicine in the department of pediatrics from 1997-1998. Among his numerous positions of leadership at the aforementioned university, he served as the medical director of Stanford's mobile adolescent health services, known as the "Teen Health Van." Founding the clinic in 1996, the program offers free, comprehensive healthcare services to uninsured and homeless youth throughout the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco. Aiding more than 4,500 patients and conducting over 15,000 visits, the multidisciplinary staff provide acute illness care, physical exams, family planning services, HIV and STD testing, mental health services, immunizations, nutrition counseling, and any other necessary medical treatments to those in need.

Prior to these appointments, Dr. Ammerman has been active with multiple hospitals and clinics. From 1987 to 1989, he completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He began his career at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital as an intern in 1981 and a resident in pediatrics from 1981 to 1983. In addition to the myriad roles he held as a physician throughout his career, as well as his fundraising endeavors, Dr. Ammerman served in an advisory capacity for the Boston Children's Hospital's community advocacy program starting in 1999.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Ammerman pursued a formal education at Tufts University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1976. He subsequently graduated from the George Washington University with a Doctor of Medicine in 1980. He continued his academic efforts with a diploma in adolescent medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics, earned in 1986. Dr. Ammerman became certified in medication-assisted therapy in 2019 and board certified in addiction medicine in 2015.

Dr. Ammerman has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. Additionally, he has found success with his written works, serving as a writer and a peer reviewer of articles for several prominent medical journals. Moreover, he remains affiliated with various organizations pertinent to his areas of expertise, including a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Medical Association, the International Association for Adolescent Health, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, of which he is the co-chair of the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Substance Use and Prevention Special Interest Groups. Dr. Ammerman is also the chairman of the northern California chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on substance use and prevention and a former member of the same committee at the national level.

In light of his exceptional undertakings, which have included numerous presentations at medical symposia and conferences, Dr. Ammerman has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Notably, he was presented with the Founders Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics due to his work in community adolescent health in 2012, the Health Care Heroes Award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2012, the Founders Award from the Children's Health Fund in 2014, the Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2014 and the Jefferson Award Silver Medal for Public Service in 2015. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Addiction Medicine and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Dr. Ammerman was selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America.

Exceptionally proud of his work with the Teen Health Van, which was nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health's Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) program in 2016, Dr. Ammerman was influenced to seek a career in medicine by his experiences with adolescents while completing a rotation in adolescent medicine at the Children's National Medical Center, as he realized that their many different issues were often related. He attributes his success to the support of his wonderful colleagues as well as his parents, the latter of which motivated him to become involved in social issues. Fortunate to have had such inspiring parents, family and friends, Dr. Ammerman aspires to continue making a difference in the years to come.

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