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.

Contact the Division of Child Protection at: 410-706-5543


Child Protection Physicians

Howard  Dubowitz, MD

Howard Dubowitz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Forrest T. Closson, MD

Forrest T. Closson, MD

Instructor of Pediatrics

Wendy G. Lane, MD

Wendy G. Lane, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Charles I. Shubin, MD

Charles I. Shubin, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Child Protection Staff

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

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