close   X

healthcare locations

Search Locations

close   X

Lori Vavul-Roediger, MD, Division Chief


evaluation and clinical care of pediatric sexual maltreatment, physical maltreatment, emotional maltreatment and neglect


Dr Vavul-Roediger is a graduate of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed a pediatrics residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, and a fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI. Dr Vavul-Roediger is board-certified in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics.

Dr Vavul-Roediger was the former medical director of Forensic Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Since 2006, she has served as the medical director for the Department of Child Advocacy at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and care of pediatric patients presenting with various forms of child maltreatment.

Dr Vavul-Roediger serves as the Chair for the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, and is a member of the Ray E. Helfer Society honorary physician society. Dr Vavul-Roediger is the co-chair of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Bioethics Committee. She participates in research focused on child abuse and neglect. Dr Vavul-Roediger frequently lectures on child maltreatment and related topics to students, physicians and community members.

education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • internship and residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus OH
  • fellowship: Child Abuse Pediatrics at Brown University Providence RI, Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence RI
  • board certification: Board-certified in: 1) General Pediatrics  2) Child Abuse Pediatrics

publications and presentations

Available upon request

awards, honors and organizations


  • Dayton Children’s Hospital 2016 Child Advocate Award


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect - Chair
  • The Ray Helfer Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society