UofL Pediatrician Named to Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –University of Louisville pediatrician Melissa Currie, M.D., has been named to a review panel established by Gov. Steve Beshear’s executive order to conduct comprehensive reviews of child fatalities and near fatalities found to be the result of abuse or neglect. She joins 16 other experts and stakeholders from law enforcement, social services and the three branches of state government on this independent panel. Her term will last two years.

    Currie has been chief of UofL Pediatric Forensic Medicine since the division was created in September 2007. She was among the first group of pediatricians nationwide to be board-certified in child abuse pediatrics and was Kentucky’s first board-certified child abuse pediatrician.

    She serves as a member of the Jefferson County Child Fatality Review Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky Child Fatality Review and the Kosair Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Task Force. She is also the founding chairperson of the Jefferson County Physical Abuse Multidisciplinary Team.

    Currie is a 1999 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in 2002 and an extra year of training under a widely-recognized expert in child abuse at Medical College of Wisconsin. She spent two additional years on the faculty there, providing around-the-clock coverage for the Child Advocacy Consult Service at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.