Kemi Oguntala, MD
Adekemi "Kemi" Oguntala, MD is MomsTeam.com's pediatric and adolescent medicine expert. An adolescent medicine physician, author, speaker and educator, she is recognized for her energetic and hip approach to difficult adolescent issues such as eating disorders, club drugs, sexual development, orientation and teen health.
Dr. Oguntala received her medical training at Drexel University in Philadelphia, her pediatric training at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children also in Philadelphia, and her adolescent medicine training at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Following fellowship, Dr. Oguntala practiced at Oakland Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland where she co-directed specialty clinics in asthma and overweight as well as general teen clinics at both hospital and school-based clinics.
She currently heads a teen clinic in South San Francisco, where she sees teens with such issues as being over- or under-weight, substantce abuse of substances, sexual orientation and gender identification issues, family planning and reproductive health concerns, depression, and who have been the victims of sexual, physical or verbal violence. She is currently doing research in the retention of long term methods of birth control in teens.
Dr. Oguntala has presented at national conferences and educated medical students, residents, high school students, parents and teachers. A dynamic speaker whose lectures are consistently described as full of practical information, an excellent speaker whose energy and passion keep the audience attentive, Dr. Oguntala presents and discusses the difficult issues involving adolescent development that have traditionally challenged parents, teachers and healthcare professionals.In addition to writing for MomsTeam, Dr. Oguntala is the author of the popular blog, "The Teen Doc," at www.TheTeenDoc.com.