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Randell C. Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director

Welcome to the website for our ACGME-accredited Pediatric Child Abuse Fellowship Program. Our program is part of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics, and works in conjunction with Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville. This is the only Child Abuse Fellowship in Florida and is part of the only state medical child protection team system to provide comprehensive care.

Our aim:

  • To provide the scientific, academic and advocacy systems perspective that creates a child abuse pediatrician who can practice effectively anywhere they choose, in settings compatible with their interests.
  • Enable the acquisition and maturation of skills needed to establish effective and sustainable community partnerships that create a healthy community response to child maltreatment.
  • Strive to provide an environment that promotes learning and academic growth through evidence-based teaching, the 360 evaluation and feedback process, and ongoing physician and fellow wellness.

Our 3-year program offers outstanding training that prepares fellows for academic positions in child abuse. We encourage and facilitate the expansion of knowledge through our clinically-oriented training with its rich inpatient and outpatient experiences, and with community partner experiences. Fellows interact with patients in a devoted child abuse center and at multiple hospital facilities, providing a very diverse patient population with a wide range of conditions. Clinical research opportunities are abundant, this center serves 6 counties and all the children within.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with all levels of child abuse in an advanced statewide system. We welcome your interest in our program.

Please explore this website for further information and feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

Randell C. Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics; Program Director, Pediatric Child Abuse Fellowship

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Upcoming Events

Feb 1

24th Annual Tools for Success Conference

From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Feb 16


From 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM

Mar 4

CARD Constituency Board Meeting

From 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM

Mar 12
Mar 13