Dr. Michelle Clayton

(757) 668-6100
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Child Abuse Pediatrics


Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Dr. Clayton, medical director of CHKD's Child Advocacy Center, is a fellowship-trained specialist in Child Abuse Pediatrics, board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics (2009) by the American Board of Pediatrics and has been with CHKD since 2004.

She is an associate professor of pediatrics at EVMS as well as the director of the Child Abuse Fellowship Program.

Dr. Clayton conducts research in the field, provides education for physicians and local investigative agencies on recognition of inflicted trauma, and is active on many state committees related to child welfare and child abuse prevention.

Honors & Awards

2012 Commissioner’s Award, recognizing exceptional contributions of child-abuse advocates in each state.