Judith K. Eckerle, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Judith K. Eckerle

Contact Info

ecke0056@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-2272

Fax 612-625-2920

Office Address:
Global Pediatrics
717 Delaware St SE, 3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
Global Pediatrics
Mail Code 1932
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Global Pediatrics

Director, Adoption Medicine Clinic

Faculty Member, Center for Neurobehavioral Development


Adoption Medicine Physician


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Residency in Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Fellowship in International Adoption, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

The reason I went into adoption medicine is because I love children, and this was a natural fit for me as an international adoptee from South Korea. I feel a strong bond to the adopted children and their families because of my personal experiences, and because of my training I feel well equipped to help them with their health and transition issues.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2017, 2019)
  • Excellence in Child Health Advocacy Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Angels in Adoption® Honoree (2018)
  • Recognition Honor Award from CDC, Pediatric Tuberculosis Task Force, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (2010)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Primary research and education interests are FASD in the internationally adopted population.

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

International and Domestically adopted children; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center