Meet AIAFS' Expert Trainers

Resimye Oral, MD

Resmiye Oral, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Program at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, who is board-certified in child abuse pediatrics.  She has published numerous articles on Child Abuse and Neglect since 1993 after establishing the first multidisciplinary child protection team in Turkey, her country of origin.  She wrote a book and three book chapters, co-authored two training kits on child abuse.  Her interests are international systems building to address child abuse and neglect, drug endangered children, shaken baby syndrome, adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care, and early intervention with child abuse to prevent negative consequences of abuse.  She believes recognition of subtle findings of abuse and trauma screening of victims and their caretakers are of utmost importance.  She gives 50-60 lectures a year to regional, national and international professional audiences on child abuse and neglect.