Kristine Fortin, MD, MPH

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Kristine Fortin, MD, MPH, is an Attending Physician with Safe Place and the Center for Child Protection and Health at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Medical neglect and indicators for child protective services involvement
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Montreal, Montreal, Québec

Residency

Pediatrics - University of Montreal, Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Québec

Fellowship

Child Abuse Pediatrics - Brown University, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI

Board Certification

Child Abuse Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - Brown University, Providence, RI

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2014

Boos SC, Fortin K. Medical Neglect. Pediatric Annals 2014;43(11):e253-9.

2012

Fortin K, Jenny C. Sexual Abuse. Pediatrics in Review 2012;33(1):19-31.

2011

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.

Abstracts

2014

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.

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. 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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

Books

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

Invited Lectures

2014

Visual diagnosis session case presentation on rickets, Ray Helfer Society annual meeting, Annapolis, MD, 04/6/2014.

2013

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.

2012

Downstate Conference on Child Abuse. Abusive Head Trauma from the 19th Century to Today. Carterville, Il, 04/25/2012.

2011

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

National

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