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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Knox’s mission for the American Family Children's Hospital Child Protection Program is to ensure the safety and well-being of infants, children and adolescents from throughout Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa. She cares for children who have been or are suspected of being victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and factitious illness by proxy. She also provides medical review of child abuse cases for social services agencies, law enforcement and prosecutors.  Her research interests include use of telemedicine for assistance with remote-guided colposcopic exams, and telemedicine for regional child abuse evaluations.


Child Protection

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American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6400 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, St. Mary's Hospital (secondary)

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Child Abuse Pediatrics
Fellowship Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Residency Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI, 2002

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Kudek MR Luyet F Herringa RJ Knox BL . Restrictive Diet Control as a Means of Child Abuse. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Mar 3;
[PubMed ID: 26945192]
Kudek MR Knox BL . Sublingual hematoma: when to suspect child abuse. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Jul;53(8):809-12
[PubMed ID: 24707018]
Petska HW Sheets LK Knox BL . Facial bruising as a precursor to abusive head trauma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Jan;52(1):86-8
[PubMed ID: 22511190]
Albert DM Blanchard JW Knox BL . Ensuring appropriate expert testimony for cases involving the "shaken baby". JAMA. 2012 Jul 4;308(1):39-40
[PubMed ID: 22760288]
Knoche JW LeBlanc KK King TW Knox BL . An infant with a unilateral mandibular fracture: when to consider nonaccidental trauma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Apr;51(4):404-7
[PubMed ID: 22456490]
Knox BL Petska HW DeMuri GP Feldman KW . Staphylococcal infection mimicking child abuse: what is the differential diagnosis and appropriate evaluation? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jun;27(6):547-9
[PubMed ID: 21642794]