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John Leventhal, MD

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

Contact Information

John Leventhal, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • General Pediatrics

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8064

    United States

John Leventhal
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Dr. Leventhal directs the Child Abuse Programs of the Children's Hospital and provides evaluation and care to children who are suspected of being abused and neglected. His research focuses on the epidemiology of child maltreatment, distinguishing abusive and accidental injuries, and the prevention of abuse and neglect.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Tufts University (1973)
  • Fellow
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1978)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2014 Champions of Children AwardCenter for Children's Advocacy2014
Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award (For work as an outstanding educator and mentor)Academic Pediatric Association2011
Ray E. Helfer Society Award for distinguished achievement in the field of Child Abuse and NeglectHelfer Society2010
Norman J. Siegel Award, 2007-2008 (To that member of the Yale Pediatric Faculty who consistently surpasses the highest standards of patient care, generous collegiality and leadership by example)Department of Pediatrics2008
George Armstrong Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)Academic Pediatric Association2008
The Eleventh Millie and Richard Brock Award (In Recognition of Distinguished Contributions to Pediatrics)New York Academy of Medicine2006
Keren Foundation Lectureship at Eighth Annual Danbury Child Abuse Prevention ConferenceDanbury Hospital2006
Departmental Award of Special AchievementNew Haven Police Department2006

Professional Service

Ray E Helfer SocietyPresident2015 - 2016

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