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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

UTHSCSA and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio have established a 3-year fellowship in child abuse pediatrics for BE/BC pediatricians.  The goals of the fellowship are to train pediatricians how to conduct comprehensive medical evaluations of children and adolescents who are suspected victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, factitious disorder by proxy or neglect, provide consultation to multidisciplinary agencies and health care professionals through chart and photographic review, and participate in multidisciplinary case staffings, child fatality reviews, scholarly activities, and testimony.   Scholarly activities will include research, review and discussion of published research, teaching, and presenting to medical and non-medical audiences.  Fellows will work with 4 programs: Center for Miracles (evaluation of non-emergent injuries and conditions for suspected physical abuse and neglect, siblings of seriously injured children, and outpatient follow-up for suspected victims of serious physical abuse or neglect), Childsafe (a Children’s Advocacy Center), SANE program (evaluation of suspected sexual assault and photo-documentation of acute injuries in suspected victims of physical abuse), and Child Protective Service (twice weekly staffings held at the regional building); in addition, there are in-patient consultations at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, University Hospital, and Methodist Children’s Hospital.

Contact

Director: Natalie Kissoon ([email protected])
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Child Abuse Fellowship
Child Abuse and Neglect Division
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Center for Miracles
315 N. San Saba St, Suite 201
San Antonio, TX 78207-3198
(o) 210-704-3800
(f) 210-704-3392