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David J. Breland, MD, MPH

David J. Breland, MD, MPH

Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Behavioral Health

On staff since February 2009

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I enjoy caring for adolescents and giving them medical guidance to become healthy and happy adults. For most people, adolescents are challenging patients but I enjoy finding out what makes them tick. In addition, I enjoy working with male adolescents and young adults, encouraging them to value their health and enter the healthcare system before medical issues arise."

David Breland, MD, MPH is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Breland earned his MD from the University of California, Davis and a MPH at the University of California, Berkeley.

He completed his fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Breland practices at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. He has expertise in male health, eating disorders, obesity depression, anxiety and gender identity issues. He does general primary care for adolescents at Harborview Medical Center. He also will see patients at the new Bellevue Clinic. His research interest includes increasing adolescent male use of school-based health centers, and depression in adolescent and young adult males.

Recommendations

  • Brittany Bothell, WA 11.23.11

    Dr. Breland is such a breath of fresh air. He is knowledgeable, kind and listens! He gave my son his undivided attention and yet made me feel like I was always in charge. We spent a wonderful year with him while my teenage son lost weight and made some great new habits! Couldn't be more thankful to be have been put in his path!!

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine

Medical/Professional School

UC - Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley

Residency

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland

Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOC - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014

Publications

  • Widdice L, Ma Y, Jonte J, Farhat S, Breland D, Shiboski S, Moscicki AB
    Concordance and Transmission of Human Papillomavirus withinHeterosexual Couples Observed over Short Intervals.
    The Journal of infectious diseases , 2013 Jan. 14
  • Widdice LE, Breland DJ, Jonte J, Farhat S, Ma Y, Leonard AC, Moscicki AB
    Human papillomavirus concordance in heterosexual couples.
    The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2010 Aug. : 151-9
  • Breland DJ, Park MJ
    Depression: focus on the adolescent male.
    American journal of men's health , 2008 Mar. : 87-93
  • Park MJ, Breland D
    Alcohol and cigarette use among adolescent and young adult males.
    American journal of men's health , 2007 Dec. : 1(4)339-46
  • Park J, Breland D
    Investing in adolescence: building a strong foundation for male health.
    American journal of men's health , 2007 Sept. : 1(3)224-7
  • Park MJ, Breland D
    Starting on a healthy path: promotion of young men's sexual health.
    American journal of men's health , 2007 June : 1(2)148-53