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Child Abuse Pediatrics

Training Programs

The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics is active in educating nurses, medical students, physician assistant students, pediatric residents, and has a 3-year fellowship accredited by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Our Faculty


  • Positions available to start July 2018

Our Advanced Practice Providers

  • Lindsay Amerman, MSN, FNP-BC
  • Ashleigh Benda, DNP, APRN, CPNP, SANE-P
  • Kathy Fabrizio, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, SANE-P
  • Jessica Marzolf, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Our Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

  • Abby Benda, DNP, APRN, CPNP, SANE-P
  • Consuela Drayton, RN
  • Karen Drozd, RN, SANE-P
  • Kathy Fabrizio, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, SANE-P
  • Mary Beth Furman, RN
  • Currina Stone, RN

Our Staff Members

  • Amy Smoak, Fellowship Coordinator
  • Desha Simpson, CMA
  • Linda Walton


Contact Us

Patient Information

For administrative or fellowship questions, please call Dr John Melville.

MUSC Child Abuse Pediatrics
Attn: John Melville, MD
1061 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403


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  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
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