Judith K. Eckerle, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics

Judith K. Eckerle

Contact Info


Fax 612-625-2920

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

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

Assistant Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics

Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Adoption Medicine Physician

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency in Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowship in International Adoption, University of Minnesota


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.


Research Summary/Interests

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


Review Articles

Eckerle Kang, J: International Adoption: A Personal Perspective. Pediatric Clinics of North America (2005) 52-5, 1507-1515

Eckerle, J, Ishizuka, K Tethered cord and leptomyelolipoma in a vestigial tail. Consultant, accepted for publication.

Paton, SJ; Croom, CS. Peer reviewed by Eckerle, J: An Overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for Physicians. Primary Care Reports (2010).

February 14, 2011: Pulse Magazine, “The Hidden Risk of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.”

Book Chapters
Miller, B, Johnson, DE, Eckerle Kang, J, Petryk, A: Growth Failure in International Adoptees, Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease, in press


Board Certifications


Clinical Interests

International and Domestically adopted children; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Hospital Privileges

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