Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

The Program in Gynecology for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults is dedicated to treating conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Part of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we collaborate with physicians, nurses and support staff in the University of Chicago's adult and the Comer Children's hospitals. We diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions affecting girls and care for infants, girls, adolescents and young adults. We are here to serve as a resource for pediatricians and families.

Girl kissing momThe Program provides a youth-friendly environment for patients and their families. Through our patient-centered approach, we work with patients to develop a plan of treatment. We provide letters to referring physicians detailing the assessment and management plan.


Areas of Specialty


Conditions we manage include, but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal Pap smears
  • Abnormalities of puberty (absent periods)
  • Breast masses
  • Contraception (birth control pills, rings, patches, injections, implants, IUDs)
  • Contraception for medical use
  • Cysts of the ovary
  • Development problems of the reproductive system
  • Endometriosis
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Menstrual problems (delayed, heavy, painful, irregular)
  • Menstrual suppression
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vulvar conditions
  • Vulvovaginitis in children
  • Vaginal warts
  • Vaginal trauma

To learn more about the conditions we manage, please visit our Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology patient information page.

Visit Us


To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, Dr. Melissa Gilliam, Dr. Julie Chor, or Dr. Amber Truehart, please call 773.702.6118.

Request an appointment online.

Directions to the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Clinic

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM)
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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