Andrew Sirotnak, MD


Child Abuse & Neglect

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Child Abuse and Neglect


Department - Director, Child Protection Team


Top Doctor in Denver
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2015
Description: Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"

Kempe Professional Award
Awarding Body: Kempe Foundation
Date: 2012

Top Doctor
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2011

President of Medical Staff
Awarding Body: Children's Hospital Colorado
Date: 2010
Description: President Medical Staff, Children's Hospital Coloradofor 2010-2012

Champions In Healthcare
Awarding Body: Denver Business Journal
Date: 2007

University Service
Awarding Body: Department of Pediatrics
Date: 2006
Description: Outstanding Dedication and Service to the Residency Recruitment and Selection Committee

Professional Contribution Award
Awarding Body: Platte Valley Children's Alliance
Date: 2006
Description: Platte Valley Children's Alliance

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

My mentor in history, Dr. C. Henry Kempe started one of the country's first child protection teams in 1958 at University Hospital and also founded the Kempe Center, which has been recognized as a leader in the fight against child abuse. I follow his philosophy of starting with empathy, compassion, and non-judgment as I evaluate a child and or family's concerns about child abuse. Every child and family deserves both the intellectual time and caring attention that is needed.

Clinical Interests

I direct The Child Protection Team at The Children's hospital and Kempe Center. Our mission is to offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary consultation, assessment, treatment and referral services for children and adolescents who may have been physically or sexually abused or neglected. Sensitive and best practice care is our goal.

Research Interests

My scholarly work is focused on the effective treatment of child abuse trauma, the education of professionals to help them identify and prevent abuse in clinical practice, and on advocacy for all effected by the issues of child maltreatment.

Volunteer Activities

I am dedicated to volunteer work in my hospital and with its community partners as part of my role as pediatric faculty. I am active in raising awareness about the issue of child abuse and fundraising for arts organizations that support access for children to the arts in our community.

Education & Training


Children's Hospital Colorado  - Child Abuse and Neglect (1994)


American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) - Member, Child Abuse Pediatrics Subboard
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) - Member
Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) - Member
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) - Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Chair, Executive Committee, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect

Primary Location

13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora CO, 80045-7106

(720) 777-6919

(720) 777-7253


Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus

Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus