Ann S Botash, MD

Ann S Botash, MD
Appointed 09/10/01
5629 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE), General Pediatric Division

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Pediatrics


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1990, General Academic Pediatrics
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1989
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1985

Clinical Interests

  • Child abuse; child advocacy

Research Interests

  • Child abuse, education.

Specialties & Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Child Abuse & Neglect


  • Children


  • Child Abuse Medical Examination

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital


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Ann S. Botash, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Associate Dean for Education and Vice Chair for Educational Affairs at the SUNY Upstate Department of Pediatrics. She is Director of the University Hospital's Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) program in Syracuse, New York, a founder and Medical Director of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site. As Associate Dean for Education, she is responsible for develoment of innovative educational curricula in the College of Medicine. She is Chair of the New Directions Task Force.

In order to better serve all children and adolescents in New York State, Dr. Botash created and is Director of the Child Abuse Medical Provider (CHAMP) Network to educate healthcare professionals in the identification and management of child sexual abuse cases. Dr. Botash has written a primer for medical providers, Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse: Education Manual for Medical Professionals (Johns Hopkins Press; 2000), and many research articles and chapters. 

Dr. Botash is a recipient of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association's award for Public Policy and Advocacy. She is President of the Ray Helfer Society (2009-2011), an honorary society for child abuse physicians.

Selected Publications

Botash AS. He fell from dad's arms: Subdural hemorrhages in an infant. JPeds. 2013 Jan 10. Epub.

Botash AS, Sills I, Welch T. Caliciferol deficiency mimicking abusive fractures in infants: Is there any evidence? J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;160(2):199-203. Epub 2011 Oct 11.

Adams JA, Starling SP, Frasier LD, Palusci VJ, Shapiro RA, Finkel MA, Botash AS. Diagnostic accuracy in child sexual abuse medical evaluation: Role of experience, training and expert case review. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2012 May; 36(5):383-92

Adams JA, Kaplan RA, Starling SP, Mehta NH, Finkel MA, Botash AS, Kellogg ND, Shapiro RA. Guidelines for medical care of children who may have been sexually abused. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007; 20:163e172

Botash AS, Galloway AE, Booth T, Ploutz-Snyder R. Continuing Medical Education in Child Sexual Abuse: Cognitive gains but not expertise. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2005; 159: 561-566. 

Wright CJ. Katcher ML, Blatt S, Keller DM, Mundt MP, Botash AS, Gjerde CL. Toward the Development of Advocacy Training Curricula for Pediatric Residents: A National Delphi Study. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2005; 5: 165-171. 

Adams JA, Botash AS, Kellogg N. Differences in hymenal morphology in adolescent girls with and without a history of sexual intercourse. Arch of Ped and Adol Medicine. 2004; 158: 280-285. 

Botash AS. From curriculum to practice: implementation of the child abuse curriculum. Child Maltreat. 2003 Nov; 8(4):239-41. PMID: 14604171

Botash AS, Sveen AR. Potential Burn Marks in 2 children: Child Abuse-or Mimic? Consultant for Pediatricians. September 2003. Vol2(8): 334-337

Ann S. Botash, Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse: Education Manual for Medical Professionals. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, 238 pages

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