James Anderst, MD, MSCI

Children's Mercy Hospital | Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Anderst is the Division Chief of the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect and Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. His work primarily focuses on the medical forensic evaluation of all types of child maltreatment and the prevention of child maltreatment. He currently serves on the American Board of Pediatrics-Child Abuse Pediatrics sub-board and has served on the Executive Committee of the Helfer Society. He has published 25 peer reviewed research articles and over 20 book chapters and invited reviews. He has developed several on-line training programs for the evaluation of child maltreatment, and has created a “smartphone app” to assist medical and investigative personnel in the evaluation of alleged child physical abuse. He and his team also have created a regional, collaborative home visiting system to prevent child maltreatment and improve child and family well being. He presents his work both nationally and internationally.