Gabriel Otterman

Gabriel Otterman is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Director of the Child Protection Team at Uppsala University Children’s Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. He concurrently serves as Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Barnafrid National Centre on Violence Against Children at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at Linköping University. Dr. Otterman is founding co-chair of the Section on Child Maltreatment of the Swedish Paediatric Society. His research and clinical interests currently focus on an innovative medical home model for children and adolescents in out-of-home care. Dr. Otterman currently serves as Vice Chair of the EU COST Action Multi-sectoral responses to child abuse and neglect in Europe (Euro-CAN). In collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Ray E. Helfer Society, he co-founded and serves as course director for the International Course on Child Abuse Paediatrics (InterCAP) run biannually since 2015. He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). Dr. Otterman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed postgraduate residency training in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, where, after residency, he also pursued fellowship training in child abuse medicine. He completed a postgraduate fellowship in Health and Human Rights at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. He received a Master of Public Health degree with a focus on International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Otterman worked in paediatric and adolescent medicine and as a child abuse specialist in Massachusetts, Cambodia, and China before moving to Sweden in 2003 to join the faculty at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. He earned a PhD in Paediatric Medicine at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University.