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 Expert  728021

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


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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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/or expert 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.

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abuse

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baby personal care product

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baby safety

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biological death

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brain injury

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child abuse

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child molestation

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child product safety

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infant

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newborn brain injury

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sex crime

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sexual abuse

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sexual behavior

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shaken baby syndrome

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sudden infant death syndrome

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physical abuse

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pediatric trauma

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baby stroller

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baby wipe

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brain disease

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car seat

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head injury

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infant furniture

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sexual assault

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developmental disability

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/or expert 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.

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brain concussion

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elder abuse

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burn injury

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chemical burn

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drowning

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domestic violence

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forensic analysis


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Localities:
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;  and Springfield, Massachusetts.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

2002 to 2010

 

Westchester Institute for Human Development

 

Medical Director

 

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 Internships

Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Montefiore / Albert Einstein and her child abuse / forensic pediatrics fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center.


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

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Abusive head trauma / ("shaken baby syndrome")
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Child Product Safety / appropriate product usage and supervision
  • Burns
  • Drowning
  • Suffocation
  • Forensic Interviews
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Thomas Barbee.
  • Expert for consulting on State v. Hannah.
  • Pediatric abuse expert in Ontario Canada for consulting on a suspected child abuse case which involves a two year old.
  • Child sexual abuse physical trauma expert pediatricians for consulting on defense-- alleged digital penetration of 18 month old infant.
  • Pediatric radiolotist expert witness for consulting on Pediatric Radiolotist.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

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

 

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