- Medical Director
Dr. Deanna St. Germain is a family physician who has been working in child abuse medicine for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. St. Germain has been Medical Director at Kids’ FIRST Center, Lane County’s regional child abuse intervention center since December of 2015. Prior to that, she was the Medical Director of KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s regional child abuse intervention center for 7.5 years. Dr. St. Germain is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, OR.
Dr. St. Germain was the County Medical Examiner for Deschutes County, Oregon for four years and has participated in regional and statewide Child Death Review since 1995.
Prior to coming to Oregon, Dr. St. Germain was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. During that same time period, she was the founder and Medical Director of the Children’s Medical Resource Network, a medical resource for abused children and professionals in rural Southern Illinois.
Dr. St. Germain has lectured extensively on a regional and statewide basis and nationally for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. In 2000, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and in 2007 she received the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Commissioner’s Award.
Dr. St. Germain had a review article on Adverse Childhood Experiences published in July of 2017 in the peer-reviewed journal, Osteopathic Family Physician.