Kenneth W. Feldman, MD

Kenneth W. Feldman, MD

Pediatrics-Primary Care, Pediatrics-Inpatient

On staff since October 1974

Children's Title: Co-chair, Child Protection Subcommittee

Academic Title: Clinical Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Kenneth Feldman, MD is a general pediatrician who divides his time between half time primary care pediatrics and half time child abuse consultation. He is the former Medical Director of the Seattle Childrens Protection Program and continues an active consultation and research role with the program. He also provides inpatient care supervision at Seattle Childrens in Seattle, Washington. He previously supervised care on the PICU and in the Emergency Department at Childrens. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and a member of the General Pediatric Division. He is the recipient of the 2008 Ray Helfer Award of the Helfer Society. Research interests have focused on childhood injuries, both unintentional and inflicted. Tap water burn injuries have been an area of continuing interest.


Board Certification(s)

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Clinical Interests

Additional information: Medical Director Children's Protection Program; Past Helfer Society Board 2004-2006

Research Description

My research has involved childhood injuries, including epidemiology and prevention of unintentional injuries and delineation of attributes of both inflicted injuries and injuries that might be confused with inflicted injuries. The focus has been on physical injuries, although some aspects of sexual abuse have been studied. I have also studied some primary care topics: absent records as a barrier to immunization and rickets in primary care.

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Ray Helfer Society Award Helfer Society 2008
Stanley Stamm Role Model Award Seattle Children's Housestaff 2000
AAP Pediatric Practitioner Research Award AAP 1991
Children's Pediatric Housestaff Teaching award 1984 - 1986


  • Taylor JA, Richter M, Done S, Feldman KW
    The Utility of Alkaline Phosphatase Measurement as a Screening Test for Rickets in Breast-fed Infants and Toddlers: A Study From the Puget Sound Pediatric Research Network.
    Clinical pediatrics , 2010 Aug. 19
  • Pariset JM, Feldman KW, Paris C
    The pace of signs and symptoms of blunt abdominal trauma to children.
    Clinical pediatrics , 2010 Jan. : 24-8
  • Taylor JA, Geyer LJ, Feldman KW
    Use of supplemental vitamin d among infants breastfed for prolonged periods.
    Pediatrics , 2010 Jan. : 105-11
  • Feldman KW, Jenkins C, Laney T, Seidel K
    Toward instituting a chaperone policy in outpatient pediatric clinics.
    Child abuse & neglect , 2009 Oct. : 709-16
  • Feldman KW
    The bruised premobile infant: should you evaluate further?
    Pediatric emergency care , 2009 Jan. : 37-9
  • Mazor SS, Feldman KW, Sugar NF, Sotero M
    Pediatric tramadol ingestion resulting in seizurelike activity: a case series.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2008 June : 380-1
  • Feldman KW, Avellino AM, Sugar NF, Ellenbogen RG
    Cervical spinal cord injury in abused children.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2008 Apr, : 222-7
  • Feldman KW, Mazor S
    Ecstasy ingestion causing heatstroke-like, multiorgan injury in a toddler.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2007 Oct. : 725-6
  • Sugar NF, Feldman KW
    Perineal impalements in children: distinguishing accident from abuse.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2007 Sept. : 605-16
  • Feldman KW, Feldman MD, Grady R, Burns MW, McDonald R
    Renal and urologic manifestations of pediatric condition falsification/Munchausen by proxy.
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2007 June : 849-56
  • Nyweide K, Feldman KW, Gunther DF, Done S, Lewis C, Van Eenwyk C
    Hypocalciuric hypercalcemia presenting as neonatal rib fractures: a newly described mutation of the calcium-sensing receptor gene.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2006 Nov. : 722-4
  • Nyweide K, Feldman KW, Gunther DF, Done S, Lewis C, Van Eenwyk C
    Hypocalciuric hypercalcemia presenting as neonatal rib fractures: a newly described mutation of the calcium-sensing receptor gene.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2006 Nov. : 722-4
  • Sugar NF, Feldman KW
    Oral surgical aspects of child abuse and neglect.
    Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America , 2005 Nov. : 435-45
  • Shah M, Vavilala MS, Feldman KW, Hallam DK
    Motor vehicle crash brain injury in infants and toddlers: a suitable model for inflicted head injury?
    Child abuse & neglect , 2005 Sept. : 953-67
  • Daria S, Sugar NF, Feldman KW, Boos SC, Benton SA, Ornstein A
    Into hot water head first: distribution of intentional and unintentional immersion burns.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2004 May : 302-10
  • Jones JC, Feldman KW, Bruckner JD
    Child abuse in infants with proximal physeal injuries of the femur.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2004 Mar. : 157-61
  • Bloom E, Klein EJ, Shushan D, Feldman KW
    Variable presentations of rickets in children in the emergency department.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2004 Feb. : 126-30
  • Ayoub CC, Alexander R, Beck D, Bursch B, Feldman KW, Libow J, Sanders MJ, Schreier HA, Yorker B
    Position paper: definitional issues in Munchausen by proxy.
    Child maltreatment , 2002 May : 105-11
  • Feldman KW, Stout JW, Inglis AF Jr
    Asthma, allergy, and sinopulmonary disease in pediatric condition falsification.
    Child maltreatment , 2002 May : 125-31
  • Reed WF, Feldman KW, Weiss AH, Tencer AF
    Does soccer ball heading cause retinal bleeding?
    Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2002 Apr, : 337-40
  • Kenneth W. Feldman, MD
    Feldman KW, Schaller RT, Feldman JA & McMilTap Water Scald Burns in Children.
    Pediatrics , 1978 : 781-7
  • Kenneth W. Feldman, MD
    Feldman KW, Schaller RT, Feldman JA & McMillon M. Tap Water Scald Burns in Children. Pediatrics. 1978;78:1-7.


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Medical conundrums in child abuse - Bone and bleeding disorders AAP NCE Washington DC Oct. 17, 2009
Inflicted skeletal injuries - Identification and differential diagnosis Child Abuse and Family Violence Summitt Portland, Oregon May 5, 2009
Fracture patterns in children with rickets Annual Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting unknown May 1, 2009
Current issues in abusive head injury Grand Rounds Seattle Children’s Seattle, WA April 2, 2009
Inflicted skeletal trauma Pediatric NAT Symposium for Law Enforcement and Attorneys. Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, WA Feb. 26, 2009
Inflicted burns Regional Children's Advocacy Center, NCA net Teleconference Education Call, Video conference for Midwest sites Oklahoma, Portland and Hawaii Feb. 12, 2009
Selective detection of polyethylene glycol based laxatives in children’s stool. Am Soc for Mass Spectrophotometry. 2009 Proceedings of the 57th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics Philadelphia, PA Jan. 1, 2009