Megan L. McGraw, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Megan M. Letson, MD, M.Ed

Megan M. Letson, MD, M.Ed

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


Megan M. Letson, MD, is Program Director for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She also is an attending physician for The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Letson is active in the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and is a member of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Dr. Letson is an active Member of the Ray E. Helfer Society and is a member of the Program Committee and the Program Director Committee. Her professional interests include child physical and sexual abuse and Medical Child Abuse as well as medical education. Dr. Letson is interested in the long-term outcomes of children with abusive head injury using a multidisciplinary approach to address the medical, developmental/ behavioral and physical rehabilitation needs of these patients. Additionally, as part of her interest in medical education, Dr. Letson has a Master’s Degree in Education through the University of Cincinnati.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/30/2003


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2008


  • Pediatrics


  • Child & Family Advocacy


  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2008


  • Brink, FW, Thackeray, JD, Bridge, JA, Letson, MM, Leder, R, Scribano, PV. 2015. Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Decision and Its Association to Child Protective Services Outcomes.  Child Abuse & Neglect. Vol. 46, no. August: 174-181.
  • Wood JN, French B, Fromkin J, Fakeye O, Scribano PV, Letson MM, Makoroff KL, Feldman KW, Fabio A, Berger R. 2015. Association of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Rates with Macroeconomic Indicators.  Academic Pediatrics. Vol. epub ahead of print, no. July: eepub ahead of print.
  • Brink F, Gold D, Adler B, Letson MM. 2015. Distraction Injury of the Thoracic Spine with Spinal Cord Transection and Vascular Injury in a 5-week-old Boy: A Case of Child Physical Abuse.  Pediatric Emergency Care. Vol. epub ahead of print, no. July: eepub ahead of print.
  • Letson MM, Garton, K. 2014. The Chemically Abused Child. In Chadwick's Child Maltreatment: Volume 1 Physical Abuse and Neglect. 4th ed. Edited by Chadwick DL, Alexander R, Giardino AP, Esernio-Jenssen D, Thackeray JD. Saint Louis: STM Learning, Inc.
  • Letson, MM, Tscholl JJ. 2012. Bruises, Burns, and Other Blemishes: Diagnostic Considerations of Physical Abuse.  Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Vol. 13, no. 3. (September): 155-165.
  • Ambuel B, Trent K, Lenahan P, Cronholm P, Downing D, Jelley M, Lewis-O’Conner A, McGraw M, Marjavi A, Mouden L, Wherry J, Callahan M, Humphreys J, Block R. 2011. Competencies Needed by Health Professionals for Addressing Exposure to Violence and Abuse in Patient Care. Eden Prairie, MN: Academy on Violence and Abuse.
  • Booth,A, Leder,MR, McGraw,ML, Fabia,R, Scribano,PV. 2011. Characteristics of Animal Bites in Young Children and Concern for Supervisory Neglect.
  • Letson, MM. Intracranial Injuries with Associated Bleeding: Epidural Hematoma. In Abusive Head Trauma: Traumatic Injuries and Medical Mimics. Edited by Frasier LD, Knox B, Luyet F, Hinds T.
  • Letson, MM. Abusive Head Trauma Outcomes. In Abusive Head Trauma: Traumatic Injuries and Medical Mimics. Edited by Frasier LD, Knox B, Luyet F, Hinds T.
  • Tscholl, JL, Leder, MR, Thackeray, J, McGraw, ML, Scribano, PV. 2010. Retinal Hemorrhages: Association with Abusive Head Trauma and Other Diagnoses.
  • Makoroff KL, McGraw ML. 2010. Skin Conditions Confused with Child Abuse. In Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Evidence. Edited by Jenny C. Philadelphia: Saunders.
  • Shapiro RA, Schubert CJ, Makoroff KL, McGraw ML. 2009. Child Abuse. In The Atlas of Emergency Medicine. Edited by Knoop KJ, Stack LB, Storrow AB. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Shapiro RA, McGraw ML. 2008. The Abused Child in the Emergency Department.  US Pediatrics. Vol. 4, no. 1. (January): 13-15.
  • Makoroff KL, McGraw ML. 2008. Acute Sexual Assault. In The 5 Minute OB/GYN Clinical Consult. Edited by Hillard PJ. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Rice C, Letson MM. Post Injury Monitoring of Abusive Head Trauma. In Maltreatment of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan.
  • Jones, M, Letson, MM. Male Genital Examinations. In Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan 2E: Child to Early Adolescent. Edited by Starling, SP, Lowen DE, Giardino AP.
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