Stephanie A Deutsch, MD

Child Advocacy

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Child Abuse Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2016

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Montefiore Medical Center, 2013

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - New York Medical College, 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Child Abuse Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • IBC Amerihealth Keystone HMO/PPO [Delaware Locations]
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

My research interests include:

  • Families affected by substance use, especially policy and program supports for prenatally substance-exposed infants
  • Medical-legal impact of child abuse and neglect
  • Abusive Head Trauma
  • Treatment and Prevention of Pediatric Sexual Assault
  • Patient Legal Needs

  • Hospital Costs, Revenue, and Abuse Detection Associated With Occult Injury Screening.; Academic pediatrics; (2022).

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  • Management of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths in the Emergency Department:: A Family-Centered Care Protocol.; Delaware journal of public health; (2022).

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  • Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Addressing Child Sexual Abuse at Nemours Children's Health, Delaware.; Delaware journal of public health; (2022).

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  • Impact of Plans of Safe Care on Prenatally Substance Exposed Infants.; The Journal of pediatrics; (2021).

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  • For Victims of Fatal Child Abuse, Who Has the Right to Consent to Organ Donation? ; Pediatrics; (2020).

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  • Pushing Back: Balancing Cost Against the Price of Missing Child Physical Abuse.; Hospital pediatrics; (2020).

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  • Factors Associated with Child-Welfare Involvement among Prenatally Substance-Exposed Infants.; The Journal of pediatrics; (2020).

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  • Understanding Abusive Head Trauma: A Primer for the General Pediatrician.; Pediatric annals; (2020).

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  • The Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Identification and Management of Nonaccidental Trauma.; The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; (2020).

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  • Sexual Assault Victimization Among Children and Youth With Developmental Disabilities: Responding With Trauma-Informed Care.; Journal of forensic nursing; (2020).

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  • End-of-life medical decision-making for children in custody: A collaborative, multi-stakeholder practical approach.; Child abuse & neglect; (2020).

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  • Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Abuse Screening Among Infants With Extremity Fractures.; Pediatric emergency care; (2019).

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  • Failure to Provide Adequate Palliative Care May Be Medical Neglect. ; Pediatrics; (2019).

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  • Pneumatosis Intestinalis Due to Child Abuse.; Pediatric emergency care; (2019).

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  • Addressing Human Papillomavirus Prevention During Pediatric Acute Sexual Assault Care.; Journal of forensic nursing; (2018).

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  • Child Abuse Mimic: Avulsion Injury in a Child With Penoscrotal Webbing.; Pediatric emergency care; (2017).

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  • Improving HIV post-exposure prophylaxis rates after pediatric acute sexual assault.; Child abuse & neglect; (2017).

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  • Mental Health, Behavioral and Developmental Issues for Youth in Foster Care.; Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care; (2015).

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  • A struggle for certainty--protecting the vulnerable.; The New England journal of medicine; (2015).

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  • Physical Health Problems and Barriers to Optimal Health Care Among Children in Foster Care.; Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care; (2015).

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  • The Accuracy of ICD Codes: Identifying Physical Abuse in 4 Children's Hospitals.; Academic pediatrics; (2015).

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