Vincent J. Palusci, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine in New York City where he is a board certified general and child abuse pediatrician at the Bellevue Hospital Frances L. Loeb Child Protection and Development Center.


Dr. Palusci entered private practice in 1987 and later joined the faculty of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University where he was a TRECOS Fellow.  After leading hospital child protection teams in Grand Rapids and Detroit, he returned in 2008 to chair the NYU Hospitals Child Protection Committee and to teach students, residents and fellows.  He has co-edited six books and authored more than 50 reports and chapters, 40 scholarly articles, and 100 research abstracts on child abuse and neglect, including abusive head trauma, mandated reporting, child death review, prevention, and the effects of maternal drug use on infants.  He has provided training nationally and internationally for physicians, social workers, child protection workers, attorneys and other medical and child welfare professionals and has testified before state, federal and international bodies on the issue of child maltreatment.


Dr. Palusci is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a founding member of the Ray E. Helfer Society.  He was appointed to the American Board of Pediatrics Child Abuse Pediatrics Subboard during 2012-2017 and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Child Abuse and Neglect for 2012-2018.  In addition, he serves as program chair for the AAP Section on Child Death Review and Prevention.  In New York, he is a CHAMP medical provider and serves on the boards of APSAC-New York and Prevent Child Abuse- New York.  He was a member of the APSAC Board of Directors during 2008-2014 and Editor of the APSAC Advisor for 2011-2014.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Maltreatment and Pediatric Radiology.  In 2004, he received the Ray E. Helfer Award for child abuse prevention from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Alliance for Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds.


Dr. Palusci earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers) and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center.  He earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2002.





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