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Expert in Pediatrics, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child Fatalities, Child Product Liability

Expert ID: 728021 New York, USA

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Expert is a board certified child abuse pediatrician and director of a large regional child abuse pediatrics program. She has well rounded experience as a consultant and/ for civil and criminal matters across the country, including military and public agency work. She has significant clinical, academic, research, teaching and administrative experience in the areas of child abuse (sexual, physical, neglect), child homicide/fatalities, child safety including choking. strangulation and and other accidental/intentions injuries related to abuse and/or child product usage.

She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Montefiore / Albert Einstein and her child abuse / forensic pediatrics fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center. For the past 15 years, Expert has been director for Child Abuse Pediatrics related activities in at the county level in New York. This includes educational activities at New York Medical College (medical student, resident, fellowship teaching), medical leadership of the county's multidisciplinary child abuse evaluation program and administrative / medical leadership of child abuse related issues at the county medical center.

Expert has evaluated over 5,000 children and adolescents with concerns of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or child fatalities. She is a well-rounded, well-regarded expert witness with extensive experience in criminal and family court proceedings. Expert has also served as an expert and/or consultant on various civil proceedings including general and child abuse related malpractice, child safety/child product usage and child supervision related to product usage, choking incidents and baby/infant products.

Expert lectures extensively to medical, law enforcement, child protective services and community agencies, and is one of twelve statewide mentors for the New York Child Abuse Medical Providers Network (CHAMP).

Expert is a full member of the prestigious Helfer Society for Child Abuse Pediatricians. She is director of one of two forensic pediatric fellowship programs in New York State. She is also engaged in several exciting research projects on topics such as the use of forensic light in the detection of bruising, the role of co-sleeping in child fatalities, shaken baby syndrome and sexual abuse.

She is co-Principal Investigator for the a state Shaken Baby Prevention Initiative, a statewide prevention and research program providing standardized education for parents of newborns in the region on shaken baby syndrome. Expert serves on a county child fatality review team and is actively involved in the review and analysis of every unexpected fatality in the county. She has developed several legislative initiatives with state legislators in the areas of education funding, physical abuse reimbursement, child assault and child fatality review.

Expert is a board certified child abuse pediatrician and director of a large regional child abuse pediatrics program. She has well rounded experience as a consultant and/ for civil and criminal matters across the country, including military and public agency work. She has significant clinical, academic, research, teaching and administrative experience in the areas of child abuse (sexual, physical, neglect), child homicide/fatalities, child safety including choking. strangulation and and other accidental/intentions injuries related to abuse and/or child product usage.

She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Montefiore / Albert Einstein and her child abuse / forensic pediatrics fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center. For the past 15 years, Expert has been director for Child Abuse Pediatrics related activities in at the county level in New York. This includes educational activities at New York Medical College (medical student, resident, fellowship teaching), medical leadership of the county's multidisciplinary child abuse evaluation program and administrative / medical leadership of child abuse related issues at the county medical center.

Expert has evaluated over 5,000 children and adolescents with concerns of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or child fatalities. She is a well-rounded, well-regarded expert witness with extensive experience in criminal and family court proceedings. Expert has also served as an expert and/or consultant on various civil proceedings including general and child abuse related malpractice, child safety/child product usage and child supervision related to product usage, choking incidents and baby/infant products.

Expert lectures extensively to medical, law enforcement, child protective services and community agencies, and is one of twelve statewide mentors for the New York Child Abuse Medical Providers Network (CHAMP).

Expert is a full member of the prestigious Helfer Society for Child Abuse Pediatricians. She is director of one of two forensic pediatric fellowship programs in New York State. She is also engaged in several exciting research projects on topics such as the use of forensic light in the detection of bruising, the role of co-sleeping in child fatalities, shaken baby syndrome and sexual abuse.

She is co-Principal Investigator for the a state Shaken Baby Prevention Initiative, a statewide prevention and research program providing standardized education for parents of newborns in the region on shaken baby syndrome. Expert serves on a county child fatality review team and is actively involved in the review and analysis of every unexpected fatality in the county. She has developed several legislative initiatives with state legislators in the areas of education funding, physical abuse reimbursement, child assault and child fatality review.

Abusive head trauma / ("shaken baby syndrome")Sexual abuse Physical AbuseFailure to ThriveChild Product Safety / appropriate product usage and supervisionBurnsDrowningSuffocationForensic Interviews

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Child Abuse Pediatrics Institution: NJ
Year: 2000 Degree: Residency Subject: Pediatrics Institution: Montefiore
Year: 1997 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: SUNY Buffalo
Year: 1993 Degree: MPH Subject: Epidemiology Institution: Johns Hopkins
Year: 1992 Degree: BA Subject: Public Health Institution: Johns Hopkins

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to 2010 Employer: Westchester Institute for Human Development Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2002 to 2016 Agency: military cases - army/air/navy Role: consultant/expert Description: provide consultation/expert witness support

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2012 Country / Region: Great Britain/Ireland Summary: provide consultant/expert witness support for infant fatality case

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Helfer Society for Child Abuse Pediatricians.
Professional Appointments
Mentor for the New York Child Abuse Medical Providers Network; Member, New York State Committee on Graduate Medical Education.
Medical / Professional
Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Montefiore / Albert Einstein and her child abuse / forensic pediatrics fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Fields of Expertise

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