University of California San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego is offering a three year fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics.  Our program trains pediatricians to become medical experts in all areas of child abuse and neglect, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, psychological abuse and neglect and failure to thrive. The fellowship provides comprehensive training and experience in clinical assessment, educational presentation skills, and research skills for physicians who will pursue careers as clinicians, educators, or researchers.

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families is a multidisciplinary child abuse center, involving physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and patient advocates.  The program also has an active grants staff, and disseminates best practice throughout the country.  The Chadwick Center is a well-established multidisciplinary facility, with medical services, acute and long term therapy, and a thriving forensic interview service. The Chadwick Center is committed to medical student and resident education with pediatric resident rotations for both UCSD and military residents, allowing the child abuse fellow opportunities for one on one teaching and didactic presentations. Fellows are a part of a regional multidisciplinary team process and will staff a weekly multidisciplinary  team meeting, attend weekly peer review, testify in court, train law enforcement, social services, and the legal community, and participate in statewide organizations and committees. Fellows also participate in the planning and hosting of the annual San Diego International Conference on Child Maltreatment. 

San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. It has one of the top-ten best climates according to the Farmers' Almanac and one of the two best summer climates in America as scored by The Weather Channel.  Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet. With an population of approximately 1.5 million, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California.

For more information about our program and our area please contact us. 

Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
3020 Children’s Way, MC 5159
San Diego, California 92123

Fellowship Director: Suzanne P. Starling, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Brenna Vanderpool
Phone: 858-966-5489
Fax: 858-966-8535