An unfortunate reality of a children's hospital is the need to provide child abuse services. At Stony Brook Children's they are provided via consultation with Leslie Quinn, MD, a Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician, and a Primary Care Pediatrician.
Dr. Quinn provides phone consultation 24/7 for the Emergency Department, inpatient and outpatient services, and the community physicians of Suffolk County to offer direction and recommendations for potential further evaluation of suspected cases of abuse. Formal inpatient consultation is also available and provided as needed on a case by case basis.
She works closely with and serves as a liaison between the medical staff, Child Protective Services, law enforcement and the District Attorney's Office in the multidisciplinary evaluation of these cases. Dr. Quinn is also the Medical Director for the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Suffolk County. She supervises a medical staff of five, providing outpatient evaluation of suspected child abuse cases on a weekly basis at the CAC. Pediatric residents work with Dr. Quinn at the CAC during their Community Medicine rotation. Dr. Quinn is also a member of the Suffolk County Child Abuse Task Force (Strike Force).