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Resmiye Oral

Clinical Professor,  Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 356 7880
Email: resmiye-oral@uiowa.edu


MD, Medicine, Ege University Medical School
Residency, Pediatrics, Dr. Behcet Uz State Teaching Hospital for Children
Externship, Neonatal Intensive Care, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship, Neonatology, Ege University Medical School
Fellowship, Child Abuse and Neglect, Ohio State University
Residency, Pediatrics, Long Island College Hospital


Primary: Pediatrics

Centers and Program Affiliations

Research Interests

pediatrics, neonatology, rape or sexual abuse, substance abuse, drug exposed children, sexual abuse, shaken impact syndrome, trauma, child abuse or neglect, child maltreatment, emergency health service

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Research Summary

My research interests include: - Drug Exposed Children and Neonates - Forensic Pediatrics - Child Abuse and Neglect - Shaken Impact Syndrome - Primary Medical Care of Children in Foster Care - Healing Course of Genital Injuries

I run a child abuse assessment clinic, where I see both sexually and physically abused children and do inpatient consultations for children admitted to the hospital for physical abuse and neglect concerns. I'm also working on a parental education program in the nursery to prevent shaken impact syndrome and the development of online training material on child abuse and neglect for medical trainees at the University of Iowa.

Recent Publications

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  1. Perinatal illicit drug screening practices in mother-newborn dyads at a university hospital serving rural/semi-urban communities: translation of research to quality improvement. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25(11):2441-6, 2012. [PubMed]
  2. A life-threatening presentation of child physical abuse: jejunal perforation. Pediatr Emerg Care 27(11):1075-7, 2011. [PubMed]
  3. Abusive suffocation presenting as new-onset seizure. Pediatr Emerg Care 27(11):1072-4, 2011. [PubMed]
  4. Illicit drug exposure in patients evaluated for alleged child abuse and neglect. Pediatr Emerg Care 27(6):490-5, 2011. [PubMed]
  5. Pediatric condition falsification (Munchausen syndrome by Proxy) as a continuum of maternal factitious disorder (Munchausen syndrome). Pediatr Diabetes 11(8):572-8, 2010. [PubMed]
  6. Establishment of interdisciplinary child protection teams in Turkey 2002-2006: identifying the strongest link can make a difference! Child Abuse Negl 33(4):247-55, 2009. [PubMed]
  7. Perinatal illicit drug use and fetal exposure: consequences and management with a public health approach. Drug Test Anal 1(2):59-64, 2009. [PubMed]
  8. Fatal abusive head trauma cases: consequence of medical staff missing milder forms of physical abuse. Pediatr Emerg Care 24(12):816-21, 2008. [PubMed]
  9. Reply to letter of comment 'Trans-metatarsal amputation as a complication of child sexual abuse'. J Forensic Leg Med 15(1):67-8, 2008. [PubMed]
  10. Intentional avulsion fracture of the second cervical vertebra in a hypotonic child. Pediatr Emerg Care 22(5):352-4, 2006. [PubMed]