Cindy W. Christian

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155902058
Fax: 2155902180
B.S. (Animal Behavior)
Bucknell University, 1981.
Albany Medical College, 1985.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Cindy W. Christian, M.D. holds Anthony A. Latini endowed Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania and serves as Associate Dean of Admissions at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Christian completed her pediatric residency and child abuse pediatrics fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has spent her career. For more than two decades, she directed the child protection program at CHOP. She is a faculty director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research at The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Christian has led local, state and national efforts to improve the protection of abused and neglected children. From 2010-2015, Dr. Christian served as the first medical director for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, leading the development of policies and strategies to improve the health of Philadelphia’s dependent children.

Selected Publications

Rubin D, Christian CW, Bilaniuk LT, Zazyczny KA, Durbin D: Occult head injury in high-risk abused children Pediatrics 111: 1382-6, 2003.

Wood J, Rubin DM, Nance M, Christian CW: Presentation of accidental or inflicted pediatric abdominal injuries Pediatric Academic Society: Pediatric Research 53: 129A, 2003.

Christian CW, Duhaime AC: Biomechanics and neuropathology of adult and pediatric head injury Child Abuse Quarterly 10: 6-8, 2003 Notes: Editorial comment.

Christian CW: Assessment and Evaluation of the Physically Abused Child Clinics in Family Practice 5: 21-46, 2003.

Christian CW: Child abuse and Neglect. Guide to Pediatrics J Woodhouse (eds.). Mosby; St. Louis Page: 187-94, 334-8, 2003.

Christian CW: Reliability of history in abusive head injury. Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care 16: 11-12, 2003 Notes: Editorial comment.

Christian CW: Differential diagnosis of inflicted childhood neurotrauma-response Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma. Reece RM and Nicholson CE (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk Grove Village, IL, 2003 Notes: Proceedings of a conference held in Bethesda MD, October 10-11, 2002 and sponsored by HHS, NIH, NICHD, ORD, and NCMRR.

Christian CW: Rib fractures as an indicator of abuse. Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care 16: 29-30, 2003.

Ricci L, Christian CW, Reece R, Dubowitz H, Ludwig S: Report of the 1997 Child Abuse Physician Leadership Conference Child Maltreatment 7: 166-9, 2002.

Lane WG, Rubin DM, Monteith R, Christian CW: Racial differences in the evaluation of pediatric fractures for child abuse JAMA 288: 1603-9, 2002.

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