Jan Leah Lamb, D.O.
Since moving to Idaho three years ago, the energetic, passionate, and committed Dr. Lamb has made a tremendous contribution toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Lamb came to Idaho well-qualified to be the Program Director of the Children at Risk Evaluation Services (CARES) Program at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise. Under Dr. Lamb's leadership, CARES has grown from a small child abuse clinic to a nationally recognized child advocacy center. She has written numerous papers and made literally hundreds of presentations to a diversity of audiences on topics of great relevance to the evaluation and treatment of abused and neglected children. Dr. Lamb serves on the Governor's Children at Risk Task Force, the Statewide Child Mortality Review Team, and the Department of Health and Welfare's Child and Family Services Self-Assessment Advisory Group. Some achievements since coming to Idaho include the development of a telemedicine consultation program with a CARES Program in Anchorage, the promotion of the multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigation, the CARES development of a well-child clinic for newly placed foster children, and CARES membership in the National Children's Alliance. Dr. Lamb regularly appears on television and radio with the goal of increasing the community's awareness of child abuse and neglect. She has served as an expert witness and consulting physician for any agency involved with child abuse and neglect. And, Dr. Lamb understands how frightening but how critical those first steps are in responding to a child who has been abused. Day or night, she is there to talk with the children, to listen to them, and to provide that all important single assessment to avoid further traumatization.