Stephanie A Deutsch, MD

Pediatrician

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803

Biography

Stephanie Anne Deutsch MD MS FAAP is the Medical Director of the Nemours CARE (Children at Risk Evaluation) Program at Nemours Children's Health in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Deutsch is board certified in the fields of Child Abuse Pediatrics and General Pediatrics. She completed residency training in General Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York and fellowship training in Child Abuse Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was elected to Fellow designation with the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 based on achievements. She has an additional Master of Science in Physiology, earned prior to medical school, and is actively enrolled in a Master of Clinical Research program through the Medical University of South Carolina with anticipated graduation Summer 2023. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and is clinical faculty for two advanced pediatric medicine fellowship training programs at Nemours, including the Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine programs. She was awarded the Physician of Excellence 2022 Award by Nemours Children's Health Medical Staff Board. Dr. Deutsch provides expert witness testimony in both General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics disciplines across the Delaware Valley region and has authored to date over 30 publications (manuscripts, editorials, book chapters) related to child abuse and other pediatric medical topics. She has presented at national and international research conferences and has lectured by invitation both nationally and internationally on child abuse. She was recently appointed the Co-Director of the Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program where she mentors and supports the scholarly activity of college students participating in research projects in Delaware and Florida across all Nemours campuses. Dr. Deutsch is involved in the evaluation and treatment of suspected child victims of physical, sexual abuse and neglect, including those children who have experienced abusive head trauma, fractures, bruises, abdominal injury, child torture, drug endangerment and witness to domestic violence. She serves on multiple committees at the state, local and hospital level across Delaware and Pennsylvania addressing child abuse and neglect related topics.

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 Pediatric

  • Child Abuse
  • Child Fatality
  • Child Welfare
  • Substance Exposure

  • 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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