Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Child Abuse Fellowship

The child abuse pediatrics (CAP) fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's), through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, provides focused training in all areas of child abuse and neglect. Upon completion of this three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship, the physician will be knowledgeable and competent in all areas of child abuse and neglect, and will be well prepared to pass the child abuse pediatrics board examination.

Lurie Children's is the only freestanding hospital exclusively for kids in the state of Illinois, and serves more children in Illinois than any other health care system. The large volume of patients treated at the hospital provides an optimal learning experience. Fellows also spend several months gaining experience in sexual abuse evaluations at the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center and have opportunities for elective rotations in forensic pathology, pediatric orthopaedics, pedaitric radiology, neuroradiology, pediatric dermatology, and others.

In addition to patient care, fellows learn how to provide effective court testimony, assist in education of medical personnel and learn how to advocate for policy that will improve care and treatment of maltreated children. Independent research is expected and mentored. The fellowship is directed at training physicians who will pursue careers in academic settings.

This fellowship is open to candidates who have successfully completed a residency in pediatrics. Interested applicants should send an email to Amanda Fingarson, DO​, or call 312-227-6847.


Amanda Fingarson, DO

Contact Information

Margo Crenshaw
Protective Service Team Coordinator
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue #16
Chicago, Illinois  60611
Phone: 312-227-6847
Fax: 312-227-9418

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