Meet the Forensic Medicine Team

Norton Children’s provides pediatric forensic medicine services to assess and treat possible child abuse and neglect. Our pediatric forensic medicine team provides formal consultations and medical expertise on the diagnosis, documentation and follow up of suspected cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect in children. The team includes the first board-certified child abuse pediatrician in Kentucky. We provide assessments in Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as for all 120 counties in Kentucky.

Pediatric forensic medicine physicians

Melissa Currie, M.D., medical director and chief
Jennie Green, M.D.

Vinod B. Rao, M.D.

Forensic nurse practitioners and nurses

Ashley R. DeJarnette, R.N., CFN
Jenny Franks, BSN, R.N.
Susan F. Hilburn, R.N., CFN, CPN
Karina Melvin, BSN, R.N.
Emily Neal, BSN, R.N., SANE

Administrative assistants

Nancy Farmer

Mary Jones

Forensics

Is it abuse?

Even if you’re not sure, you are required by law to report suspected abuse or neglect. Anonymous calls are accepted.

Kentucky: Call (877) KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331)

Indiana: (800) 800-5556

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

Pediatric Forensic Medicine Service

Forensic consultations available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

(502) 629-6000

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