Education and Training
MD - University of Montreal, Montreal, Québec
Pediatrics - University of Montreal, Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Québec
Child Abuse Pediatrics - Brown University, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI
Child Abuse PediatricsPediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MPH - Brown University, Providence, RI
Titles and Academic Titles
Medical Director of the Fostering Health Program at Safe Place
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Boos SC, Fortin K. Medical Neglect. Pediatric Annals 2014;43(11):e253-9.
Fortin K, Jenny C. Sexual Abuse. Pediatrics in Review 2012;33(1):19-31.
Lewis C, Beckwith J, Fortin K, Goldberg A. Fostering health: health care for children and youth in foster care. Medicine & Health Rhode Island. 2011;94(7): 200-202.
Fortin K, Kwon S, Pierce MC. Children Reported to Child Protective Services for Medical Neglect: Who are they, why are they reported, and how do they interface with health care and child protection systems? Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Annapolis, MD, 04/2014.
Fingarson A, Fortin K. Yield of Neuroimaging in Infants Aged <1year Undergoing Child Physical Abuse Evaluations for Reasons Other than Head Trauma. Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Annapolis, MD, 04/2014.
Fingarson A, Fortin K. Yield of Neuroimaging in Infants Aged <1year Undergoing Child Physical Abuse Evaluations for Reasons Other than Head Trauma. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 05/2014.
Fortin K, Kwon S, Pierce MC. Nature and frequency of medication problems among medically neglected children. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 05/2014.
Fortin K, Kwon S, Pierce MC. Problems with telephone communication between medical teams and non-adherent patients. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.05/2014.
Liker K, Fortin K, Pierce MC. Evaluating the Implementation of a Hospital Protocol Aimed at Improving the Detection of Physical Abuse in Young Children. Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Sonoma, CA, 04/2013.
Liker K, Fortin K, Pierce MC. Evaluating the Implementation of a Hospital Protocol Aimed at Improving the Detection of Physical Abuse in Young Children. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 05/2013.
Fortin K, Pries E. No show appointments as an indicator of poor disease control and medical neglect among children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MS, 04/2012.
Fortin K, Pries E. Can missed clinic appointments help identify medical neglect in children with type 1 diabetes? APSAC 20th Annual Colloquium, Chicago, IL, 06/2012.
Fortin K, Pries E. Missed appointments as an indicator of poor control and medical neglect among children with type 1 diabetes. Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Austin, TX, 03/2011.
Fortin K: Caring for foster children. In Jenny CJ (ed) Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence. Elsevier, Philadelphia.
Fortin K, Diadori P: Macrocephaly. In Dictionnaire de thérapeutique pédiatrique (second edition). Gaëtan-Morin, Québec and Doin, Paris, France. 2008.
Posters and Presentations
Visual diagnosis session case presentation on rickets, Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Annapolis, MD, 04/6/2014.
Visual diagnosis, “Case presentation: Hepatoblastoma and osteopenia”, Canadian Symposia on Advanced Practices in Child Maltreatment Pediatrics, Toronto Canada, 11/27/2013.
Visual diagnosis, “Case presentation: Rickets”, Canadian Symposia on Advanced Practices in Child Maltreatment Pediatrics, Toronto Canada, 11/27/2013.
Downstate Conference on Child Abuse. Abusive Head Trauma from the 19th Century to Today. Carterville, Il, 04/25/2012.
Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Presentation on differentiating medical child abuse from factitious disorder, Amelia Island Florida, 04/04/2011.
Awards and Honors
2012, Ray Helfer Society, Best Short Presentation
2007, Luc Chicoine Award, Clinical Excellence, Pediatric Residency Program
2007, Dean’s Honor List, University of Montreal, Postgraduate Medical Education
2006, Sainte-Justine Hospital and the University of Montreal Department of Medicine Annual Gala, Award for Excellence
2005, Canadian Pediatric Society Annual Conference, Best Paper
2004, Sainte-Justine’s Hospital, Resident and Fellows Research Conference, Best Research Project
2002, University of Montreal, Excellence in the Family Medicine Rotation
2000, University Women’s Club Scholarship
1996, McConnell Award for Academic Excellence
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in professional organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Ray Helfer Society, granted regular membership
Patient Experience Ratings
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