Fellowship Program

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine are pleased to announce a new ACGME accredited 3 year fellowship in child abuse pediatrics. The fellowship is the latest addition to the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which serves families from across the state of Georgia. Approximately 1900 suspected victims of abuse and neglect are evaluated annually at Children’s 3 free-standing children’s hospitals in Atlanta, the Blank Center’s 2 outpatient clinics, and via telemedicine throughout the state of Georgia. 

Fellows will not only evaluate patients when there is a concern for abuse and neglect, but will also be actively involved in educating and training medical and non-medical professionals, as well as students and residents from both Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine. 

Fellows will spend approximately 70 percent of their time on clinical service and in community activities, and 30 percent of their time on research. They will be able to collaborate with researchers at Emory School of Medicine, Georgia State University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rollins School of Public Health and Georgia Tech. Fellows interested in more advanced clinical research instruction will be able to enroll in the formal Masters of Science in Clinical Research degree program at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Fellows will engage in multidisciplinary collaboration on individual cases, participate on local child abuse investigation teams and child death review teams, and will be able to engage in advocacy efforts at the local and state level. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a recognized leader in the state in child maltreatment issues, and faculty members of the program participate on major community and state level committees and task forces.

Child abuse pediatrics fellows will rotate to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to learn about pediatric forensic pathology, and will participate in additional rotations in Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Adolescent Medicine.

For more information, contact the Fellowship Director:

Stephen Messner, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
975 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-785-5289
capfellowship@choa.org

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