Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Robert  Garofalo, MD, MPH

Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH

Chief of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) and Preventive Medicine

Focus of Work


My primary clinical and research activities relate to the care of marginalized youth populations including HIV+ and LGBT young people. Our research is largely HIV prevention in nature, mostly targeting either young men who have sex with men or transgender individuals. A new area of research and clinical interest involves working with young gender variant children and families


Education and Certification

  • MD: New York University (1992)
  • MPH: Harvard University, Public Health (1999)
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics (1995)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital-Boston, Pediatrics (1997)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital-Boston, Adolescent Medicine (2001)
  • Board Certification: Adolescent Medicine