The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers an ACGME accredited three year Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship training program. The training fellow is provided a comprehensive education which takes advantage of all the clinical resources available at the nationally renowned St. Louis Children’s Hospital and academic/research resources available through Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Our hospital-based Child Protection Program is comprised of two full time fellowship-trained Child Abuse Pediatrics, a full time nurse practitioner, a full time child protection social worker, and administrative support.

Clinical experience and education

  • Clinical responsibilities are primarily provided through in-patient team consultation and on-site Sexual Abuse Management Clinic.
  • Scholarly work is facilitated through formal Washington University course work (topics such as research design, biostatistics and epidemiology), an ongoing curriculum shared with other pediatric fellowship programs, and mentorship by experienced colleagues.
  • Additional educational activities include close participation with the local CAC multi-disciplinary team, local child fatality review team meetings, and frequent activities with child abuse pediatricians across the state of Missouri.
  • Fellows will have ample opportunity to educate lay people, professionals involved in the multi-disciplinary response to child abuse, and medical professionals in all levels of training/experience.
  • Available electives include experiences with experts in pediatric radiology, pediatric gynecology, and forensic pathology.
  • The expansive spectrum of resources available at Washington University in St. Louis provides fellows the opportunity to pursue any individual special interest.


Learn about our application process.