Lauren Burge, MD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Lauren Burge, MD, is a Child Abuse Pediatrician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is a member of the CARES team at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and completes medical evaluations of children with concerns of abuse or neglect. She graduated medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma. She also completed a 3-year fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.
After residency, Dr. Burge served as Chief Resident and served two years as a general pediatrician working with foster children and their families. Her interests in the field include community outreach with an emphasis on education and the prevention of child abuse. Dr. Burge has authored multiple publications and has participated in numerous local, regional, and national presentations on topics such as the recognition and reporting of child maltreatment, corporal punishment, and adverse childhood experiences.