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Robert M. Reece, MD

Robert M. Reece, MD, is currently Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the Child Protection Program at the Floating Hospital for Children at New England Medical Center, Boston. In the past he has directed Child Protection Programs at Boston City Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital in Cleveland, was a consultant to the Child Protection Teams at the Massachusetts General Children’s Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. He founded and was Director of the Institute for Professional Education at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children from 1993-2004 and began publishing The Quarterly Update in 1993. He has been a clinician, teacher and researcher in child maltreatment since 1970 and has been on the national boards and executive committees of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Prevent Child Abuse (America), and the National Children’s Alliance. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, the National Center for Child Fatality Review, and the National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. He was Chair of the Child Abuse Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1998-2002. Dr. Reece is the editor of the books Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, now in its third edition, and Child Abuse Treatment: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Professionals. He has published over 40 articles for medical journals, edited 9 books, contributed over 20 book chapters, and as Editor of The Quarterly Update he has written and published reviews of over 600 peer-reviewed articles. He has been named in all editions of The Best Doctors in America since 1992. APSAC named him the Outstanding Professional in the field of Child Maltreatment in 1997, the American Academy of Pediatrics gave him their Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children in 2000, and the Helfer Society presented him the Award for Distinguished Contributions in the field of Child Maltreatment in 2003. Rev 9/07