Nancy D. Kellogg, MD, currently Division Chief and Professor of Pediatrics, and Program Director, Child Abuse Fellowship, at UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, was presented with the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award at the Ray E. Helfer Society’s Annual Meeting in April. The Helfer Society is an international society of physicians seeking to provide leadership to enhance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes the importance of teaching in the promotion of the scientific and humanitarian aspects of child abuse medicine.
Dr. Kellogg graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and completed her medical school training and pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1988. Since 1988, she has been a faculty member at UTHSCSA. She was the first Medical Director of the Christus Santa Rosa Center for Miracles which opened in May 2006, and has served as the Medical Director of ChildSafe (formerly the Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center) since its inception in 1988, and the Medical Director of the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program since 2004. She has worked full-time in the field of child abuse for over 20 years. She has evaluated more than 10,000 children for abuse and has testified more than 800 times.
Dr. Kellogg has published over 50 articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker more than 200 times at local, regional, national, and international conferences. She was the Chair of the Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Child Abuse for 10 years, and was selected as one of seven pediatricians for the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and completed 6 years of service in 2008. In September 2006, the American Board of Pediatrics approved Child Abuse as a new subspecialty in pediatrics, and Dr. Kellogg was appointed as the Medical Editor for the sub-board.
Dr. Kellogg has received numerous awards for her work in Child Abuse. In 1999, she was selected by her peers for the Ray E. Helfer Society as a charter member, one of the first 75 U.S. physicians with distinction in child abuse. She has received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Excellence in Clinical Service. She is also the 2004 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at UTHSCSA. In 2004, Dr. Kellogg received the Health Hero Award in the Outstanding Physician Category from the San Antonio Business Journal.
Dr. Nancy Kellogg is interested in identifying gonorrhea and chlamydia from non-genital sites in children and adolescents evaluated for sexual abuse or assault; patterns of disclosure among children and adolescents evaluated for sexual abuse and assault; the impact of expert medical assessments on child safety decisions among child protection workers; the medical assessment of children with strangulation injuries.