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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
Current number of fellows


Program duration

Three years

Accrediting body
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Match participation?
Contact person
Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH
Fellowship Program Director
Pamela Neville
Program Coordinator
Box 2739 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
How to apply
Please contact Dr. Narayan with questions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of three-year Pediatric Residency in an ACGME accredited training program.
Program director
Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Faculty

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

Scott Snider, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator and Diagnostic Interviewer

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

Current fellows Second Year
Stephanie MacPherson, MD