Judith Eckerle

Associate Professor, Director, Adoption Medicine Clinic
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Adoption Medicine Physician

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 (2023)



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