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Reece, Robert M. 1932-

Reece, Robert M. 1932-


Born December 14, 1932, in Indianapolis, IN; son of Ralph Cass (in sales) and M. Lucille (Mayhall) Reece; married Betsy Kyle (an editor), 1988; children: David, Scott, Jenny, Meredith. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Cincinnati, B.S., 1954, M.D., 1961. Politics: Democrat.


Home—P.O. Box 523, Norwich, VT 05055. Office—Care Clinic, Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, Tufts University, 850 Washington St., Box 351, Boston, MA 02111; fax: 617-636-7719; Child Advocacy and Protection Program, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH 03756-0001; Quarterly Update: Reviews of Current Child Abuse Medical Research, P.O. Box 523, Norwich, VT 05055; fax: 802-649-5117. E-mail—[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]


Writer, educator, and physician. Indiana University, Medical Center, Indianapolis, intern, 1961-62; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, fellow of family health care program of Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, 1967-68; Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, assistant resident in pediatric medicine, 1968-69, chief resident in ambulatory services, 1969-70; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, assistant professor of pediatrics, 1970-72; University of Illinois, School of Medicine, Rockford, associate professor of pediatrics, 1972-74; Boston University, Boston, associate professor of pediatrics, socio-medical sciences, and community medicine, 1974-89; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, associate professor, 1989-93, professor of pediatrics and general medical sciences, 1993; Tufts University, Medford, MA, clinical professor of pediatrics, 1993—, associate pediatrician at Floating Hospital and director of the hospital's Child Protection Program, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, 1994—. University of Chicago, Ray A. Kroc Visiting Professor, 1998; Dartmouth College, instructor and visiting professor, 2003. Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, associate in pediatrics, 1970-72; attending physician at Rockford Memorial Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital, 1972-74; Boston City Hospital, attending physician, 1974-89, medical director of Child Protection Program, 1974-89, member of courtesy staff, 1975-89, director of Family Development Center, 1978-89; Massachusetts Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, codirector, 1976-89; Falmouth Hospital, attending physician, 1978-87, member of active pediatric staff, 1975-2000; Children's Hospital, Boston, attending physician and medical director of Child Protection Program, 1987-89; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, attending physician and medical director of Child Protection Program, 1989-93; Brigham and Women's Hospital, senior associate in newborn medicine, 1993-94; Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, senior associate in pediatrics, 1993-94; University of Massachusetts Medical Center, associate of pediatric staff, 1996-97; Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical associate in pediatrics, 2000-03; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, consultant to Child Advocacy and Protection Program, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, 2003—; consultant to Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Mas- sachusetts Medical Center. Member of boards of directors, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, 1997-99, and National Children's Alliance, 1997-2000; member of numerous advisory councils at the local, stage, and national level, including affiliations with National Center on Child Fatality Review, 2000—, National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, 2001—, New Hampshire Child Fatality Review, 2003—, Massachusetts Family Health Service, and Massachusetts Governor's Council on Child Abuse and Neglect. Military service: U.S. Army, 1955-57.


International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, American Pediatric Society, American Academy of Pediatrics (fellow; chair of executive committee, Child Abuse Section, 1998-2002), American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (member of Ohio board of directors, 1991-93, and executive committee, 1991-97; member of national board of directors, 1992-97, and executive committee, 1993-97), Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (director of Institute for Professional Education, 1993-2004), Ray E. Helfer Society.


Listed in The Best Doctors in America, annually, 1992—; Outstanding Professional Award in the Field of Child Maltreatment, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 1997; award for outstanding contributions in the field of child maltreatment, Section on Child Abuse, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000; outstanding contribution award, Ray E. Helfer Society, 2003.


(Editor, with J.W. Chamberlain, and contributor) Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, W.B. Saunders (Philadelphia, PA), 1974, 4th edition (sole editor), 1992.

(Editor and contributor) Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, Lea & Febiger (Malvern, PA), 1994.

(Editor) Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical, and Legal Professionals, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2000, 2nd edition (with Stephen Ludwig), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Textbook of General Medicine and Primary Care, edited by J. Noble, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1987; Practical Strategies in Pediatric Diagnosis and Therapy, edited by R.M. Kliegman, M.L. Nieder, and D.M. Super, W.B. Saunders (Philadelphia, PA), 1996; Trying Child Abuse Cases: A Comprehensive Look at the Law and Practice, edited by M. Coakley, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (Boston, MA), 1998; The Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by S. Lazoritz and V.J. Palusci, Haworth Press (Binghamton, NY), 2001; and Child Maltreatment, edited by A.M. Giardino, 3rd edition, GW Medical Publishers (St. Louis, MO), 2004. Contributor to medical journals and other periodicals, including Child Maltreatment, Violence against Women, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, American Journal of Public Health, Health Care Management Review, New England Law Review, and Pediatrics, Advisor (of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children), associate editor, 1993-94, executive editor, 1994-96; editor of Pediatrics Section, American Family Physician, 1972-91; executive editor, Quarterly Child Abuse Medical Update, 1994-2004, and Quarterly Update: Reviews of Current Child Abuse Medical Research, 2004—; consulting editor, Child Maltreatment, 1995-2004.


Grassroots Soccer: A Program for HIV Prevention.


Robert M. Reece told CA: "My primary motivation is a need to educate, inform, and question. My work is influenced by my wife, Betsy, my students and pediatricians in training, and my medical colleagues everywhere.

"I am driven by the deadlines of our journal, the Quarterly Update: Reviews of Current Child Abuse Medical Research, that need to be met.

"I am inspired to write on the subjects I have chosen by the need to address the epidemic of child maltreatment in a scientific fashion."



Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, August, 2001, Christine E. Barron, review of Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical, and Legal Professionals, p. 257.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, March, 2001, James L. Lukefahr, review of Treatment of Child Abuse, p. 383.

Lancet, September 8, 2001, Sara H. Sinal, review of Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, 2nd edition, p. 850.

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