John Mishel Leventhal MD

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and in the Child Study Center and Clinical Professor of Nursing; Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Child Abuse Program

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center | Pediatrics: Pediatric Primary Care/General Pediatrics: Child Abuse Program, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Pediatric Faculty Development Group

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

Child abuse prevention; Distinguishing accidental from abusive injuries; Epidemiology of child maltreatment

Clinical Interests

Evaluation and treatment of physically abused, sexually abused, and neglected children; developmental-behavioral; pediatrics; primary care of children


  • M.D., Tufts University , 1973

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • The Eleventh Millie and Richard Brock Award (In Recognition of Distinguished Contributions to Pediatrics)(2006) , New York Academy of Medicine