Nancy Kellogg, MD
Division chief and professor of pediatrics
Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics
Program Director, Child Abuse Fellowship



BA in English, Dartmouth College, 1978
MD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1985

Residency in pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1986-88
Internship, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1985-86

Board Certification:
General Pediatrics 1989
Recertified 1996, 2002, 2010 (MOC)
Child Abuse Pediatics 2010

Recent Publications:
Gavril AR, Kellogg ND, Nair P. Value of follow-up examinations of children and adolescents evaluated for sexual abuse and assault Pediatrics 2012 Feb;129:282-289.

Lukefahr JL, Kellogg ND, Anderst JD, Gavril AR, Wehner KK. Pediatric Response to a Large-Scale Child Protection Intervention Child Abuse and Neglect 2011 Aug;35(8):574-581.

Kellogg ND. Interviewing Children and Adolescents about Suspected Abuse In: Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence. Elsevier Saunders; 2010.

Kellogg ND., Hiser D, Jenny C, Christian C, Crawford J, Flaherty E, Hibbard R, Kaplan R. Child Abuse, Confidentiality, and HIPAA Pediatrics 2010 Jan;125(1):197-201.

Kellogg ND., Frasier, Lori. Conditions Mistaken for Child Sexual Abuse In: Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, 3rd edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009. p. 389 - 425.

Kellogg ND. (Primary author) and The AAP committee on Child Abuse. Evaluation of sexual behaviors in children Pediatrics 2009 Sep;124:992-998.

Kellogg ND. (Primary author) and the AAP Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Evaluation of suspected child physical abuse. Pediatrics 2007 Jun;119(6):1232-1241.

Child Maltreatment - Clinical assessments of suspected victims of child and adolescent abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional; research in child abuse related fields; development of educational materials, presentation of various topics related to child abuse; clinical and didactic teaching; testimony; writing policy statements; administrative positions on local and national committees on child abuse

Dr. Kellogg graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and completed her medical school training and pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1988. Since 1988, she has been a faculty member at UTHSCSA and is currently Professor and Division Chief of Child Abuse in the Department of Pediatrics. She was the first Medical Director of the Christus Santa Rosa Center for Miracles which opened in May 2006, and has served as the Medical Director of ChildSafe (formerly the Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center) since its inception in 1988, and the Medical Director of the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program since 2004. She has worked full-time in the field of child abuse for over 20 years. She has evaluated more than 10,000 children for abuse and has testified more than 800 times.

Dr. Kellogg has published over 50 articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker more than 200 times at local, regional, national, and international conferences. She was the Chair of the Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Child Abuse for 10 years, and was selected as one of seven pediatricians for the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and completed 6 years of service in 2008. In September 2006, the American Board of Pediatrics approved Child Abuse as a new subspecialty in pediatrics, and Dr. Kellogg was appointed as the Medical Editor for the sub-board.

Dr. Kellogg has received numerous awards for her work in Child Abuse. In 1999, she was selected by her peers for the Ray Helfer Honorary Society as a charter member, one of the first 75 U.S. physicians with distinction in child abuse. She has received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Excellence in Clinical Service. She is also the 2004 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at UTHSCSA. In 2004, Dr. Kellogg received the Health Hero Award in the Outstanding Physician Category from the San Antonio Business Journal.


James Lukefahr, MD
Professor of pediatrics
Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics
Medical Director/ Center for Miracles



BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1974
MD, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 1978

Residency in Pediatrics at UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1984
Child Abuse Pediatrics, 2012

Recent Publications:

Melville JD, Lukefahr JL, Clarke EA. First Rib Fractures in Abused Infants: A Report of Three Cases., Clinical Pediatrics, May 2012, 426-430

Lukefahr JL, Narang SK, Kellogg ND. Medical Liability and Child Abuse. American Academy of Pediatrics, Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics, 7th ed. 2012, 253-257

Hibbard R, Barlow J, MacMillan H, Christian CW, Crawford-Jakubiak JE, Flaherty EG, Leventhal J, Lukefahr JL, and Sege RD, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee. Pediatrics Journal, August 2012, 372-378

Lukefahr JL, Kellogg ND, Anderst JD, Gavril AR, Wehner KK. Pediatric Response to a Large-Scale Child Protection Intervention Child Abuse and Neglect 2011 Aug;35(8):574-581.

Ramos S, Lukefahr JL, Morrow RA, Stanberry LR, Rosenthal SL. Prevalence of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 among children and adolescents attending a sexual abuse clinic. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2006 Oct;25(10):902-905.

Kellogg ND, Lukefahr JL. Criminally Prosecuted Cases of Child Starvation Pediatrics 2005 Dec;116(6):1309-1316.

Morad Y, Avni I, Capra L, Case ME, Feldman K, Kodsi SR, Esernio-Jenssen D, Lukefahr JL, Levin AV,. Shaken baby syndrome without intracranial hemorrhage on initial computed tomography. J AAPOS 2004 Dec;8(6):521-527.

Diagnosis and treatment of abused and neglected children; advocacy for all Texas children in healthcare, education, and political arenas.

Dr. Lukefahr joined the UTHSCSA Child Abuse Division in June 2007. He is the medical director of the Center for Miracles, which is the child abuse medical evaluation facility at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in downtown San Antonio.

Dr. Lukefahr previously was a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Pediatrics in Galveston from 1996 until 2007. He served as Medical Director of UTMB’s ABC Center for the Evaluation of Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Lukefahr has written numerous scholarly articles on child abuse and neglect, and served as the co-chair of the Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect from 2002-2010. He was appointed by Governor George W. Bush to serve on the Children’s Trust Fund of Texas Council from 1999 until 2001.

Jim was elected to the Ray Helfer Society in 2002, an honorary society for physicians who devote their careers to child abuse and neglect, and was board-certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics in January 2010. He is the 2010-2011 president of the Texas Pediatric Society, a member and former committee chair of the American Board of Pediatrics, and was recently appointed to the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Jim is married to Virginia, an accomplished artist and art teacher. They have four adult children. Dr. Lukefahr enjoys gardening, history, and (occasionally) hiking and running.


Kathhleen Buckley, PNPKathhleen Buckley, PNP
Faculty Associate
Division of Child Abuse



PNP, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2000
MSN, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1993
BSN, nursing, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1986
B.S., biology, St. Mary's University, 1981

Kathleen was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has worked as a staff nurse in Pediatrics from 1986-2000, in the areas of Pediatric Oncology and children with a wide range of chronic illness.

Kathleen graduated from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in 2000 and served as the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Coordinator until 2005. She has worked in the Pediatric Clinic at BAMC and the Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic at Methodist Children’s Hospital. Kathleen currently works for the UTHSC School of Medicine as the PNP at the Center for Miracles at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, a child abuse referral-based medical assessment center providing evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for children who are suspected victims of child abuse or neglect. Though Kathleen sees all patients, she specializes in following children diagnosed with failure to thrive.