Jeffrey Eugene, MD grew up in Savannah, GA, and is now an attending physician at CHOP in the Division of Adolescent Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where he was in the Pediatric Advocacy Leadership Service (PALS) primary care track. He completed adolescent medicine fellowship and academic general pediatrics fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in June 2021.
He chose to specialize in adolescent medicine to guide and support the health and wellness of adolescents. He sees adolescence as a key time of transition that offers a unique opportunity for physicians to guide teens in establishing healthy decision making and developing healthy emotional and physical health that promote wellness in adulthood. His research focuses on the health of young Black men including addressing racism and health disparities. His career vision is to realize a better world for marginalized youth through advocating for equitable policies, fostering healthy identity development, promoting emotional well-being, and empowering marginalized youth to secure optimal physical and mental health.