San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5159
San Diego, CA 92123


Child Abuse Pediatrics


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

St. Louis University School of Medicine


Jackson Memorial Hospital


Jackson Memorial Hospital

Board Certifications

Child Abuse Pediatrics, Pediatrics




Dr. Marilyn Kaufhold is a child abuse pediatrician at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Dr. Kaufhold's interest in child abuse began during her pediatric residency. Since this time, she has required the skills and knowledge to intervene successfully, recognizing her good fortune to work alongside Dr. David Chadwick, a recognized pioneer in child abuse pediatrics. Her knowledge in this field is complemented by training she received during her fellowship in developmental pediatrics.

Along with helping to develop the San Diego SART program for children under the age of 18, she refined the California medical provider education course and ushered part of it into a virtual format. Dr. Kaufhold also collaborated with physician and other professional colleagues to develop policies and procedures to guide child abuse work in San Diego County. Additionally, she instituted physician peer-review of all cases of child abuse evaluated at Rady Children's Chadwick Center for Children and Families, a practice that continues in a weekly format today, and initiated regular case review with emergency medicine physicians.

Dr. Kaufhold has co-authored an international child abuse curriculum and teaches regularly to include at the local, state, national and international levels (The Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Colombia, Chile, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, Zambia). International collaboration has offered her the opportunity to recognize that family and community dynamics that give rise to child abuse are very similar everywhere.


Anal findings in children with and without probable anal penetration: a retrospective study of 1115 children referred for suspected sexual abuse.
Myhre AK, Adams JA, Kaufhold M, Davis JL, Suresh P, Kuelbs CL

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