Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Adolescent AIDS Program
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Youth and HIV/AIDS – epidemiology and disease progression
  • Gay and lesbian youth
  • Social marketing to promote HIV testing
  • Adolescent health
Current Professional Summary:

Dr Futterman is the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She chairs the NIH-funded multicity study of HIV in adolescents, and writes and lectures widely on topics of youth and HIV infection. In 2001, Dr Futterman completed a 6-month sabbatical in Cape Town, South Africa, where she worked on programs to prevent maternal-to-child transmission of HIV as well as sexual transmission among youth.

Committees and Organizations:
  • Chair, NIH-funded Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network
  • Member, HRSA AIDS Advisory Council
  • Member, Committee on Pediatric AIDS, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, CDC, National HIV Strategic Plan Committee
  • Board of Directors, Life Beat – The Music Industry Fights AIDS
Honors and Awards:
  • Achievement Award, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • Ryan White Youth Services Award, Metro Teen AIDS
  • Directors Award, HRSA, Ryan White Title III Program
  • Best and Brightest Activists, The Advocate magazine
  • 50 Most Innovative US AIDS Researchers, Poz magazine
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, BA (1975)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD (1985)
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Social Pediatrics (1985–1988)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Fellow, Infectious Diseases (1988–1989)
Selected Publications:
  1. Ryan C, Futterman D. Lesbian and gay youth: care and counseling. In: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus; 1997.
  2. Futterman D, Hein K, Reuben N, Dell R, Shaffer N. HIV-infected adolescents: the first 50 patients in a New York City program. Pediatrics. 1993;91:730-735.
  3. Kunins H, Hein K, Futterman D, Tapley E, Elliot A. A guide to adolescent HIV/AIDS program development. J Adolesc Health (special supplement). July 1993:1-168.
  4. Smith Rogers A, D'Angelo L, Futterman D. Guidelines for adolescent participation in research: current realities and possible resolutions. IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research, Hastings Center. July-August 1994;16:1-6.
  5. Smith Rogers A, Futterman D, Levin L, D'Angelo L. A profile of HIV-infected adolescents receiving health care services at selected sites in the U.S.
    J Adolesc Health.
  6. Smith Rogers A, Futterman D, Moscicki A, Wilson C, Ellenberg J, Vermund S. The REACH project of the Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network.
    J Adolesc Health. 1998;22:300-311.
  7. Holland C, Ellenberg J, Wilson C, Douglas S, Futterman D, Kingsley L, Moscicki A. Relationship of CD4+ T cell counts and HIV type 1 viral loads in untreated, infected adolescents. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2000;16:959-963.
  8. Rotheram-Borus M, Futterman D. Promoting early detection of HIV among adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154:435-439.
  9. Schietinger H, Sawyer M, Futterman D, Rudy B, Rogers A. Helping Adolescents with HIV Adhere to HAART. Monograph published by DHHS, 1999.
  10. Futterman D, Chabon B, Hoffman N. Adolescents and HIV infection. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2000;47:171-188.


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