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J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS


J. Dennis Fortenberry MD MS (he/him/his) is Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, and founding director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Health Program at Riley Hospital for Children.

His contributions have been recognized by the American STD Association Achievement Award in 2009, the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, the 2017 Distinguished Service Award of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the 2019 Gold Medal for Research from the World Association of Sexual Health.  His research program has four major elements: adolescent health, sexual health and wellbeing, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV prevention and treatment for youth.