Michelle Chudow, MD, FAAP, a happy wife and mother of three amazing children, came to the GBMC family in 2016 as a consultant on cases of child sexual abuse, and then joined the Pediatric Emergency and Inpatient Unit as a pediatric hospitalist in March 2017. In addition to seeing patients in the Pediatric unit, Dr. Chudow is the Chief Physician of the GBMC Center for the Protection of Children. The mission of the GBMC Center for the Protection of Children is to consult on and help coordinate the medical evaluation and treatment of all pediatric patients who are suspected to be victims of child maltreatment, work closely with the GBMC SAFE program, serve as a liaison between GBMC and government agencies which investigate child abuse, and educate both medical providers and families on the recognition, reporting, and prevention of child maltreatment. The Center also works closely with the OB/GYN and NICU services to assist in the care and support of families with substance exposed newborns.
Dr. Chudow received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her Doctorate of Medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2009.
In addition to her work at GBMC, Dr. Chudow serves as the Medical Director of the Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center, where she consults on active investigations of all forms of child maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and medical neglect. Dr. Chudow is passionate about educating medical providers, child care workers and teachers, and parents about the prevention, recognition, and reporting of all aspects of child maltreatment.
When not at work, Dr. Chudow volunteers at her children’s schools, enjoys embroidery and reading voraciously, and is an active member of the Baltimore Jewish community.