Judith Eckerle

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty Member, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Director, Adoption Medicine Clinic
Faculty Member, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Adoption Medicine Physician


I feel a strong bond to children who spent time in foster care and have been adopted (as I was) 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.

Research Summary

Primary research and education interests are FASD, children from domestic and international adoption and children in foster care.

Clinical Summary

International and Domestically adopted children; Children in foster care; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York, United States
Fellowship in International Adoption,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Angels in Adoption® Honoree
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Excellence in Child Health Advocacy Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine