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Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD

Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD

Contact Information

The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3279
FX: (614) 722-3196

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD is Assistant Medical Director at the Ohio Department of Medicaid and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of The Center for Family Safety and Healing and oversees the Child Assessment Center and Fostering Connections Programs. Dr. Thackeray is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Chapter. He is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the Ray E. Helfer Society and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. His professional interests include community health, recognition of sentinel injuries and intimate partner violence. He is board certified in general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
    Date Completed: 06/02/2000


  • Wishard Memorial Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2004


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2005


  • Pediatrics


  • Child & Family Advocacy


  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 06/30/2005


  • Greiner M, Berger R, Thackeray J, Lindberg D. et. al. 2013. Utility of Dedicated Retinal Examination in Children Evaluated for Physical Abuse without Radiographically Identified Traumatic Brain Injury.  Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 163, no. 2. (August): 527-31.
  • Deans KJ, Thackeray J, Askegard-Giesmann JR, Earley E, Groner JI, Minneci PC. 2013. Mortality Increases with Recurrent Episodes of Nonaccidental Trauma in Children.  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Vol. 75, no. 1. (July): 161-165.
  • Hornor G, Thackeray J, Scribano P, Curran S, Benzinger E. 2012. Pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner care: Trace forensic evidence, ano-genital injury, and judicial outcomes.  Journal of Forensic Nursing. Vol. 8, no. 3. (September): 105-111.
  • Brink FW, Thackeray JD. 2012. Factitious Illness - Red Flags for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician.  Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Vol. 13, no. 3. (September): 213-221.
  • Randall Alexander MD, David Chadwick MD, Angelo Giardino MD, Jonathan Thackeray MD. 2012. Chadwick's Child Maltreatment, 4th Edition. 4th ed. Saint Louis, MO: STM Learning, Inc..
  • Thackeray, J, Bair-Merritt. The Continuum of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment: Definitions, Epidemiology and Health Consequences. In Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, and Spousal Abuse. Edited by Clements PT, Pierce-Weeks J, Holt KE, Giardino AP, Seedat S.
  • Thackeray J, Hornor G, Benzinger E, Scribano P. 2011. Forensic Evidence Collection and DNA Identification in Acute Child Sexual Assault.  Pediatrics. Vol. 128, no. January: 227-232.
  • Laskey A, Thackeray J, Grant S. Schnitzer P. 2010. Seasonality of Child Homicide.  The Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 1, no. 157. (July): 144-147.
  • Thackeray,Jonathan,D; Scribano,Philip,V; Lindberg,Daniel,M. 2010. Yield of Retinal Examination in Suspected Physical Abuse With Normal Neuroimaging.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 125, no. 5. (May): E1066-E1071.
  • Thackeray J, Hibbard R, Dowd D, The Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and The Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. 2010. American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report - Intimate Partner Violence-The Role of the Pediatrician.  Pediatrics. Vol. 5, no. 125. (May): 1094-1100.
  • Thackeray J, Scribano P, Lindberg D. 2010. Yield of Retinal Examination in Suspected Physical Abuse with Normal Neuroimaging.  Pediatrics.
  • Thackeray J, Scribano P, Rhoda D. 2010. Domestic Violence Assessments in the Child Advocacy Center.  Child Abuse and Neglect. Vol. 3, no. 34. (March): 172-182.
  • Thackeray, J, Randell K. 2010. Epidemiology of Intimate Partner Violence. In Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Evidence. Edited by Jenny C. Philadelphia: Saunders.
  • Berkoff MC, Zolotor AJ, Makoroff KL, Thackeray JD, Shapiro RA, Runyan DK. 2008. Has this prepubertal girl been sexually abused? Review.  JAMA. Vol. 300, no. 23. (December): 2779-2792.
  • Thackeray J; Stelzner S; Downs SM; Miller C. 2007. Screening for intimate partner violence: the impact of screener and screening environment on victim comfort.  Journal Of Interpersonal Violence. Vol. 22, no. 6. (June): e659.
  • Thackeray JD. 2007. Frena tears and abusive head injury: a cautionary tale.  Pediatric Emergency Care. Vol. 23, no. 10. (January): 735-737.
  • Thackeray J. Frena Tears and Abusive Head Injury: A Cautionary Tale. Pediatric Emergency Care 23(10): 735-737, October 2007.
  • Thackeray J, Stelzner S, Downs S, Miller C. Screening for Intimate Partner Violence: The Impact of Screener and Screening Environment on Victim Comfort. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 22 (6): 659-670, June 2007.

PediaCast Interview with Dr. Thackeray

PediaCast with Dr. Mike featuring Dr. Jonathan Thackeray, Interim Medical Director, Center for Child and Family Advocacy, on the topic of Child Abuse.

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