Scott Jelinek, MD, MPH, MAEd (he/him) is a Fellow in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Epic physician builder, and a board-certified pediatrician. His research is dedicated to investigating ways to leverage health information technology, educational interventions, and clinical innovations to advance the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ youth and their families and improve their access to outstanding and affirming health care.
Dr. Jelinek strives to be a healer and advocate for his patients through his commitment to serve those who are most deserving of focused attention. To that end, he is centering his practice in positive youth development, strength-based communication, and the strong belief that all adolescents deserve to live their full and authentic selves. Dr. Jelinek provides medical care for adolescents at CHOP’s Adolescent Special Care Center and at the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, as well as primary care at Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia.
Dr. Jelinek received both his MD and MPH from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he was a Human Rights and Social Justice Scholar and completed his pediatric residency training. Dr. Jelinek was also a public policy fellow with the New York Academy of Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Healthcare Consulting and Leadership with Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jelinek received an MA in Education from the University of Colorado while he worked as a high school science teacher in the Denver public school system through Teach for America.