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Premi Suresh, MD

Dr. Premi Suresh is a child abuse pediatrician and Associate Clinical Professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego. She sees children in both outpatient and inpatient settings at Rady Children's Hospital, the burn unit at UCSD Hillcrest and provides primary care to youth at the Polinsky Children's Center.

She is active in teaching medical students, residents and general pediatricians as well as providing training and education to the multidisciplinary partners that work together the field of child protection.  Her interests include the developmental effects of exposure to toxic stress and the factors that relate to resilience in children who experience adversity.

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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Medical Degree: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA
Fellowship: Child Abuse Pediatrics, Chadwick Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
Special Certifications: Board Certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics and General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Scholarly Work

  1. Suresh, PT, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas Volume I: Traumatic Injuries, Edited by Frasier, L, Hinds, T, Luyet, F, STM Learning Inc, 2016.
  2. Suresh, PT, Congenital Malformations, Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas Volume II: Medical Mimics,  Edited by Frasier, L, Hinds, T, Luyet, F, STM Learning Inc, 2016.
  3. Myhre AK, Adams JA, Kaufhold M, Davis JL, Suresh P, Kuelbs CL.  Anal findings in children with and without probable anal penetration: a retrospective study of 1115 children referred for suspected sexual abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2013 Jul;37(7):465-74.
  4. Suresh, P. The Quarterly Update: A Publication of the Ray E. Helfer Society. Reviews of a current child abuse medical research. A Review of Classic metaphyseal lesions among victims of abuse. Adamsbaum C, De Boissieu P, Teglas JP, Re-Salman C. J Pediatr 2019;. July 2019.
  5. Suresh, P. Child Abuse for the Investigator – Developed and implemented 4 hour curriculum (including evaluation measures) for investigators of child abuse in the state of California.  Published in the TEACH online repository of peer reviewed educational resources.  February 2020.
  • Clinical preceptor for medical students and residents at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Frequent invited lectures for medical students at all levels, resident physicians, allied health professionals and trainees, general pediatricians, and community multidisciplinary partners
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