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Child Abuse and Neglect

The goal of the Pediatric Child Abuse and Neglect Training Program is the consummate preparation of physicians as Child Abuse and Neglect Specialists. The Fellowship Training Program meets this goal by building on the established tradition of excellence while developing new ideas in the following areas: mentorship/professional development, fellowship balance, education, patient care, and research.

Child Abuse Pediatrics is currently recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics as an official subspecialty of pediatrics. Physicians who successfully complete a three year ACGME fellowship in Child Abuse are eligible to take the Child Abuse Boards. The Duke Department of Pediatrics has an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics as of October 2013. 

Program Overview

Positions offered per year
One every three years
Fellowship opening Applications accepted July 2022 for fellowship beginning July 2023
Current number of fellows


Program duration

Three years

Accrediting body
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Match participation?
Contact person
Marissa Ivester
Fellowship Coordinator
DUMC, Box 3899
Durham, NC  27710
How to apply
Please contact Dr. Terrell with questions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of three-year Pediatric Residency in an ACGME accredited training program.
Program leadership
Lindsay Terrell, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship faculty / staff

Karen St. Claire, MD
Medical Director, Child Abuse and Neglect Service
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Lindsay Terrell, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Director, Duke Foster Care Clinic
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics

Beth Herold, DNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Duke Child Abuse and Neglect Medical Evaluation Team

Scott Snider, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator and Diagnostic Interviewer

Alissa Castaneda, LCSW
Case Manager and Diagnostic Interviewer

Kerreance Turner
Staff Assistant

Current fellows

First Year
Mya Sendak, MD