Adelaide L. Eichman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, UPMC Mercy Burn Unit Consultative Service
  • Assistant Medical Director, Allegheny County Child Health Evaluation and Coordination Services (CHECS) Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Medical Director, Erie County Child Health Evaluation and Coordination Services (CHECS) Program, UPMC Hamot

Dr. Eichman joined the Division of Child Advocacy at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in July of 2013 after completing her pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Dr. Eichman received her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. During medical school, she completed an Area of Concentration in Women’s Health and worked on a qualitative research project in which she conducted interviews of women that had been arrested for intimate partner violence.

Dr. Eichman received a B.A. in Religious Studies and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. During college, she minored in Chemistry, and received a certificate in Women’s Studies.

Dr. Eichman’s interests include toxic stress, intimate partner violence, and early childhood education. 

In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Eichman works to educate medical students, residents, faculty, police, and caseworkers in the evaluation of child abuse and neglect.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Medical Assocation, 2006-2010
  • Allegheny County Medical Society, 2006-2010
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present
  • Ray E. Helfer Society, Scholar Member, 2017-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • BS, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • Women's Studies Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2010-2013

Selected Publications

Li S, Levick A, Eichman A, Chang JC.  Women’s perspectives on the context of violence and role of police in their intimate partner violence arrest experiences.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  2015 Feb;30(3):400-419.

Karakachian A, Eichman A, Sekula K.  Understanding the importance of radiology screening when suspecting child abuse.  Journal of Radiology Nursing. 2017 Jun;35(2).

Wolford JE, Berger RP, Eichman AE, Lindberg DM. Injuries suggestive of physical abuse in young children with subconjunctival hemorrhages. Pediatr Emerg Care. Accepted.

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Academic and Research Interests

  • Toxic stress
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Early childhood education