• Karen Doyle Buckwalter

Dr. Judith Eckerle on The Importance of Global Assessments When Looking at Attachment Issues

Today, Karen sits down with Dr. Judith Eckerle, director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic in Minneapolis, MN, for a two-part conversation on the importance of global assessments when looking at attachment issues.

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Eckerle completed a pediatrics residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in international adoption at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


Dr. Eckerle specializes in pediatrics and adoption medicine, and sees her patients at M Health Fairview Discovery Pediatric Specialty Clinic. Her clinical and academic interests include international and domestically adopted children and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School.



An international adoptee from South Korea, Dr. Eckerle feels a close bond to adopted children and their families. Her personal history combined with her medical training strengthens her perspective as she works with children on health and transition issues.


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For More: Dr. Judith Eckerle at University of Minnesota Center for Neurobehavioral Development

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