Dr. Helene Felman, a pediatrician with experience in advocacy, well child care and treating behavioral issues such as depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and anxiety, has joined the general pediatrics team as their division chief at Banner – University Medicine.
In addition, she will serve as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Department of Pediatrics. Felman most recently served as clinical assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
As a pediatric generalist, Felman will treat children ages birth to 18 years old. Her practice focuses on health maintenance for children to ensure the child is meeting or exceeding health benchmarks. In addition, she also treats children with common health issues such as asthma, ADHD, obesity, depression, simple infections, upper respiratory illness, pneumonia and ear infections.
Felman will see patients at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1625 N. Campbell, and Banner University Medical Group Children’s Multispecialty Services, 535 North Wilmot Road, Suite 101.
Felman completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago in biology and public policy. Upon graduation, she spent two years in Washington, D.C. as a health policy consultant before completing her medical training at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She did her pediatric residency training at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and completed a residency fellowship in health policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Felman previously worked as a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente’s Interdisciplinary Pediatrics Center at the Capitol Hill Medical Center, Permanente Medical Group, Washington, D.C. She started her medical career at Community Clinic, Inc. in Takoma Park, Md., a busy federally qualified health care center serving a diverse, mostly immigrant population.
Felman’s research interests include studying toxic childhood stress and adverse childhood experiences.
“My approach to care is holistic. I am an advocate for children and individuals, working to ensure they have a voice and that their health care needs are being met. I also believe in a multidisciplinary approach and the impact an integrated system can make upon overall health outcomes,” said Felman.