Judith K. Eckerle, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Judith K. Eckerle

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-1164

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

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


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors" (2021, 2022)
  • 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 Summary/Interests

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


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

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

Hospital Privileges

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