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Andrew Sirotnak , MD

Professor, Pediatrics-Child Abuse / Neglect
Clinic Phone: 720-777-6919

Other Phone: 720-777-3999

Specialties: Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrics

Locations: Aurora - Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect -Specialty Clinic, Aurora - Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Interest for Patients: I direct The Child Protection Team at The Children's hospital and Kempe Center. Our mission is to offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary consultation, assessment, treatment and referral services for children and adolescents who may have been physically or sexually abused or neglected. Sensitive and best practice care is our goal.
Conditions & Treatments:
  • Child and Teen Health
General Information
Gender: Male
Language: English
Care Philosophy: My mentor in history, Dr. C. Henry Kempe started one of the country's first child protection teams in 1958 at University Hospital and also founded the Kempe Center, which has been recognized as a leader in the fight against child abuse. I follow his philosophy of starting with empathy, compassion, and non-judgment as I evaluate a child and or family's concerns about child abuse. Every child and family deserves both the intellectual time and caring attention that is needed.
Personal Interests: I enjoy gardening, the arts in all forms, and winter outdoor activities.
Volunteer Activities: I am dedicated to volunteer work in my hospital and with its community partners as part of my role as pediatric faculty. I am active in raising awareness about the issue of child abuse and fundraising for arts organizations that support access for children to the arts in our community.
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (1989)

Undergraduate Schools
BS, University of Scranton (PA) (1985)

Residency Program
Jefferson Medical College/duPont Hospital for Children Program, Pediatrics (1991)
University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1993)

University of Colorado, Pediatrics - Child Abuse Pediatrics (1994)

Specialty Information
Pediatrics, Board Certification (1992)
Pediatrics - Child Abuse Pediatrics, Board Certification (2009)

Conditions & Treatments:
  • Child and Teen Health

Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
Children's Hospital Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center

Clinical Locations
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect -Specialty Clinic
13123 E 16th Ave B390
Aurora, CO 80045
303-864-5300 (Phone)

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Appointments: 720-777-1234

Job Titles
Academic - Professor
Department - Director, Child Protection Team

Department, Section / Division
Pediatrics, Pediatrics-Child Abuse / Neglect

Center Affiliations
Kempe Children's Center

Recognition & Awards
Platte Valley Children's Alliance , Professional Contribution Award (2006)
Platte Valley Children's Alliance

Department of Pediatrics, University Service (2006)
Outstanding Dedication and Service to the Residency Recruitment and Selection Committee

Denver Business Journal, Champions In Healthcare (2007)

Children's Hospital Colorado, President of Medical Staff (2010)
President Medical Staff, Children's Hospital Coloradofor 2010-2012

5280 Magazine, Top Doctor (2011)

Kempe Foundation, Kempe Professional Award (2012)

5280 Magazine, Top Doctor in Denver (2015)
Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Chair, Executive Committee, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) - Member
Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) - Member
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) - Member
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) - Member, Child Abuse Pediatrics Subboard
Research & Grants
Research Interests
My scholarly work is focused on the effective treatment of child abuse trauma, the education of professionals to help them identify and prevent abuse in clinical practice, and on advocacy for all effected by the issues of child maltreatment.
Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program (1996)
School of Medicine
Pediatric Medicine and Child Abuse Pediatrics

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: My clinical practice, teaching career, academic work and administrative duties are in pediatrics and the specialty area of child abuse and neglect.

Research Interest for Referring Providers: My career interests are in the evaluation and prevention of child abuse injuries, the effective education of professional about child abuse, and in advocacy for the issue.

Hospital Affiliation
Children's Hospital Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center

Clinical Locations: Aurora - Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect -Specialty Clinic, Aurora - Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinic Phone: 720-777-6919

Other Phone: 720-777-3999

Fax Phone: 720-777-7253
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