Child Abuse and Neglect

Nancy Harper, M.D., F.A.A.P.

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Nancy Harper, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Nancy Sanders Harper is the Medical Director for the CARE (Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation) Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX.  Dr. Harper graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1995, and completed her pediatric residency in 1998 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia.  After graduation, Dr. Harper served as a staff pediatrician and Child Abuse Consultant for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and US Naval Hospital Okinawa in Japan.  In 2004, Dr. Harper resigned from the US Navy and entered into fellowship training in Forensic Pediatrics at Brown University in Rhode Island, graduating in January 2007.  Dr. Harper is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.  Dr. Harper has served on the Committee of Pediatric Centers of Excellence (79th Legislature) tasked with the development of guidelines for designating regional centers of excellence for child abuse in Texas.  Dr. Harper was appointed by Governor Perry to the state-wide Blue Ribbon Task Force to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect (81st Legislature SB 2080) and the Task Force to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Improve Child Welfare (82nd Legislature SB 1154).  The Task Force has been legislatively charged with addressing child abuse prevention and the promotion of child well-being for the state of Texas. 

Publications:

  1. Lindberg D, Makoroff K, Harper NS, Laskey A, Bechtel K, Deye K, Shapiro R.  Utility of Hepatic Transaminases to Recognize Abuse in Children.  Pediatrics.  2009;124:509-516.
  2. Hymel K, Stoiko M, Herman B, Combs A, Harper N; Lowen D, Deye K, Homa K, Blackman J.  Head injury depth as an indicator of etiology and mechanisms: Results of a prospective, multicenter cohort study in infants and young children.  Pediatrics.  2010;125(4):712-720.
  1. Lindberg DM, Harper NS, Laskey AL and Berger RP for the ExSTRA investigators. Prevalence of Abusive Fractures of the Hands, Feet, Spine or Pelvis on Skeletal Survey:  Perhaps “Uncommon” is More Common Than Suggested. Pediatric Emergency Care.  2013;29:26-29.
  2. Harper NS, Eddleman S, Lindberg DM.  The Utility of Follow-up Skeletal Surveys in Child Abuse.  Pediatrics. 2013;131:e672–e678.

C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation) Team
3533 S. Alameda, Driscoll Children’s Hospital 1st Floor (Emergency Room)
Corpus Christi, TX  78411
Phone:  (361) 694-CARE (2273)
Fax:  (361) 808-2058