Welcome to the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics!
Our goal is to provide comprehensive, specialized, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate care to all children who have been affected by child maltreatment issues.

Our physicians serve as a clinical resource for Rady Children’s and UCSD, other community physicians, and multidisciplinary partners across San Diego County and beyond to identify, treat, and prevent child abuse and neglect in all forms. 

The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics is actively engaged in clinical care, research, quality improvement, teaching, and community outreach in the areas of abuse, neglect, assault, and exploitation of children.  The Division has continued to expand its activities to meet the ever-growing needs of the San Diego community.

Interim Division Chief

Dr. Cynthia Kuelbs is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSD and Chief Medical Information Officer at Rady Children's Hospital.  A long time child abuse pediatrician, she served as Medical Director for the Chadwick Center for Children and Families for 10 years. 

She is currently serving as Interim Chief for the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at UCSD Department of Pediatrics/Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Cheers for Peers

Meet Child Abuse Pediatrics Clinical Director Dr. Shalon Nienow!