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Forrest T. Closson, MD

Academic Title:

Instructor

Primary Appointment:

Pediatrics

Location:

Weinberg Building, UMMC, PHM-01

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-6335

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-2097

Fax:

(410) 328-0987

Education and Training

Undergraduate Education
The Johns Hopkins University: 1988 - 1992

Medical School
Howard University College of Medicine: 1994-1998

Residency: Pediatrics
Albert Einstein Medical Center: 1998 - 2001

Biosketch

Dr. Closson is an attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital and an Instructor of Pediatrics within the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He has  served as the Pediatric Inpatient Unit Attending and is currently one of the Pediatric Clerkship Teaching Attendings.  He is also currently the Medical Director of the Sexual Abuse & Rape Assessment team at the University of Maryland Medical Center and has given numerous presentations locally and regionally on the topic of child sexual abuse.  Dr. Closson has also served as a member of the UMMS Child Protection team, the UMMC Code of Professional Conduct Committee, the UMMC Medical Executive Committee, the University of Maryland, School of Medicine Council, the Pediatric Clerkship Grading Committee, the Pediatric Education Committee Task Force and currently serves as the Site Director and Clinical Instructor for the Pediatric Emergency component of the Pediatric Clerkship and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective Rotation.  Dr. Closson grew up nearby in Columbia, Maryland, then stayed locally for his undergraduate and medical school educations at the Johns Hopkins University and the Howard University College of Medicine.  He then completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was the recipient of the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Outstanding Student Teaching Award and the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award.  Dr. Closson has been faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 2001.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Child Sexual Abuse

Highlighted Publications

Wrignt CC, Closson FT. Updates in pediatric gastrointestinal foreign bodies. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2013, 60 (5): 1221-1239.
 
Closson FT, Lichenstein R. Vaginal Foreign Bodies and Child Sexual Abuse: An Important Consideration. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013, 14 (5): 437–439.
 
Teshome G, Closson FT. Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act: The Basics and Other Medicolegal Concerns. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2006, 53 (1): 139-155.

Additional Publication Citations

Assistant Editor of the original Pediatric Qwic Card (A Pediatric Code & Emergency Situation Card), Copyright 11/2002 by the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Combined Residency Program
 
Sexual Abuse Presentations:
 
University of Maryland Medical Center
 
   - The Medical Evaluation of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault in Children; UMMC Department of Pediatrics, Resident Retreat on Child Maltreatment, May 2016
 
   - Forensic Evidence Collection & the Use of the Rape Kit in Child Sexual Abuse Cases UMMC Dept. of Pediatrics, Resident Retreat on Child Maltreatment, May 2016
 
   - Child Maltreatment for Emergency Medicine Residents; UMMC Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, August 2004
 
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
 
   - The Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse; A Guide for Emergency Physicians. Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, July 2015
 
Mercy Medical Center
 
   - Child Sexual Abuse: What Pediatricians Need to Know. Pediatric Grand Rounds Mercy Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, January 2013
 
The Governor's Conference on Child Abuse
 
   - Diagnostic Dilemmas in the Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse, The Governor's 12th Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD; April 25, 2005