Dr. David Inwards-Breland is Division Chief of the Adolescent Medicine Division at Rady Children’s Hospital; Co-Director of the Center for Gender Affirming Care and clinical professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is from Southern California and attended UC San Diego for undergraduate, majoring in Biology. He then attended the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and received his Master of Public Health. He went on to receive his MD from UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Inwards-Breland did his pediatric residency at UC San Francisco Benioff, East Bay, California. After completing his National Health Service Corps obligation in Albany, Georgia, he returned to California and worked as an attending at UC San Francisco Benioff, East Bay, mainly working in the teen clinic. After 6 years of working as a general pediatrician, he then decided to enter into a fellowship at UC San Francisco Benioff San Francisco in Adolescent Medicine. His research interests include adolescent male health, depression, Transgender/ Non-binary youth and disenfranchised youth. He now sits on the American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board on Adolescent Medicine.