Rebecca Girardet, MD | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Rebecca Girardet was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Human Biology with honors from Stanford University in 1987 and her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Arizona in 1992. She was awarded a year-long fellowship in 1989 from the American Heart Association to conduct HIV research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Girardet worked in private practice and later as an instructor with the Baylor College of Medicine Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She joined the McGovern School of Medicine at UT Health Sciences Center - Houston in 1998, where she founded and directed the Division of Child Safety and Integrated Care. She moved to the University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics in 2021, where she directs the Para Los Niños Clinic, and leads coalitions addressing child maltreatment and injury prevention, child health research, and health disparities. She is board-certified in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics.

Personal Statement

As a board-certified child abuse pediatrician, I have a strong background in child maltreatment, childhood adversity, and social determinants of health. I enjoy teaching and research, and building collaborative initiatives to improve care for children and families.


Medical School
University of Arizona

Baylor College of Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrics