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


Jackson Memorial Hospital

Board Certifications

Child Abuse Pediatrics, Pediatrics




Dr. Marilyn Kaufhold is a child abuse pediatrics specialist at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Board-certified in both pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics, Dr. Kaufhold worked in the field of developmental pediatrics for 19 years following her residency and a fellowship in developmental pediatrics. Some of this time overlapped with early work in child abuse, which began in 1978.

Dr. Kaufhold is a member of ISPCAN, the AAP Section on Child Abuse and the Helfer Society. From 1995 to 2011, she worked with the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center at UC Davis, creating child sexual abuse curriculum and training medical professionals in California. She served as assistant medical director for forensic and medical services at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families from 2015 to 2017. She has had opportunities to train and travel internationally to reinforce the understanding of the global nature of child abuse and its negative legacy.


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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