Meet Our Child Protection Team

The Child Protection Team (CPT) is an interdisciplinary team that helps UMMC staff assess and address possible child abuse and neglect. The team includes pediatricians, social workers, a psychologist, and a Baltimore City Department of Social Services (DSS) representative. In addition, police and Child Advocacy Center representatives provide consultation, as needed.

To contact the Child Protection Program please call 410-706-5176 or email CPT@peds.umaryland.edu 

Photo of Doctor Howard Dubowitz, M.D., M.S.Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Child Protection; Director, Center for Families
Special Interests: Child abuse and neglect, child advocacy, prevention, pediatrics
Medical Degree: University of Cape Town, South Africa, M.D.; Harvard School of Public Health, M.S. Residency: Boston City Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Boston, Child abuse and neglect
Certification: Pediatrics
410-706-1703 appointments, academic office



Photo of Doctor Charles I. Shubin, M.D. Charles I. Shubin, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Childrens Health Center, Mercy Family Care
Special Interests: Health care for the underserved, Child Maltreatment
Medical Degree: M.D. Temple University
Residency: St. Christopher's Children's Hospital
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics




Photo of Doctor Wendy G. Lane, M.D., M.P.H. Wendy G. Lane, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Special Interests: Epidemiology and prevention of child abuse; identification and reporting of maltreatment
Medical Degree:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D.; University of North Carolina School of Public Health, M.P.H.
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Pediatrics; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Child Abuse and Neglect; University of Maryland, National Research Service Award Primary Care Research Fellowship
Certification: Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine
410-706-5176; 410-706-5289/appointments
410-706-5289/academic office

Leslie Fitzpatrick, LCSW-C
CPT Coordinator
Email: lfitzpatrick@peds.umaryland.edu
Extension: 410-706-5176

Forrest Closson, MD
Pediatrician
Email: fclosson@peds.umaryland.edu
Extension: 410-328-6335(ED)

Randy Chang, PsyD
Psychologist
Email: rkchang@peds.umaryland.edu
Extension: 410-706-4869

Brandi Stocksdale, LCSW-C
Baltimore City CPS
Email: bstocksd@dhr.state.md.us
Extension: 443-423-7286

Kristen Favarulo, LCSW-C
UMMS Social Worker
Email: kfavarulo@umm.edu
Extension: 410-328-0841

Carrie Freshour, LGSW
PATH Clinic Social Worker
Email: cfreshour@umm.edu
Office: 443-682-6620