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Division of Child Protection

  • Sasha Svendsen

    Sasha Svendsen, MD, FAAP

    Role: Chief

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Chief, Division of Child Protection

    Education: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    Residency: UMass Chan Medical School, Pediatrics
    Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Child Abuse Pediatrics
    Clinical & Research Interests: Child abuse pediatrics, trauma-informed care, problematic sexualized behaviors in children, promoting resilience within families

  • Heather C. Forkey

    Heather C. Forkey, MD

    Role: Staff

    Professor of Pediatrics

    Director, Foster Children Evaluation Service (FaCES)

    Education: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics
    Clinical Interests: Foster care medicine, trauma informed care
    Research Interests: Foster care medicine; child trauma, adversity & resilience, trauma informed care

  • Lorna Kogon

    Lorna Kogon, MSN, CPNP-PC

    Role: Staff

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    Education: Emory University
    Clinical Interests: Primary care provider for children placed in foster care, commercial sexual exploitation of children, sexual health for independent youth

  • Peter Sell

    Peter Sell, DO, FAAP

    Role: Staff

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Education: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pediatrics
    Fellowship: Penn State, Pediatric Critical Care
    Clinical Interests: Child abuse pediatrics, critical care pediatrics, pediatric advanced life support, pediatric simulation
    Research Interests: Educational innovations, simulation use and improvement in response times for pediatric emergencies, interactions between toxicology and child abuse & neglect

  • Kara Thompson

    Kara Thompson, MSN, MPH, CPNP-PC

    Role: Staff

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    Education: Boston University School of Public Health

55 Lake Avenue, North
Worcester, MA  01655

Tel: (774) 442-6629
Fax: (774) 443-7399

FaCES Clinic: (774) 442-7962

Child Protection Program

Foster Children Evaluation Services