Grantees at Wisconsin Watch are investigating a child abuse pediatrician whose declarations of abuse have been rejected at least a dozen times by police, prosecutors, jurors, child protective services officials and other doctors. Dr. Barbara Knox was placed on leave from the University of Wisconsin in 2019 for allegedly bullying her colleagues. Now she is medical director of Alaska CARES, a statewide forensic child abuse clinic. A joint investigation by Wisconsin Watch and the Anchorage Daily News finds that University of Wisconsin officials took steps to hide the full story of Knox’s tenure in that state, which continues to reverberate for many parents and caregivers in Wisconsin — and now in Alaska. The entire medical staff of Alaska CARES has left, lodging numerous complaints over Knox’s medical judgment and behavior.
Investigation Tracks Discredited Child Abuse Pediatrician from Wisconsin to Alaska – The Fund for Investigative Journalism