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With the sometimes limited medical information available on children available for international adoption, EAC wants to make sure prospective families receive professional input regarding a particular child’s medical and development condition. International Adoption (IA) medical professionals can assist families by providing them:

  • Consultation on growth trends
  • Assessment of developmental progress
  • Explanation of foreign medical terms and diagnoses
  • Overall risk assessment for future medical and developmental needs

IA professionals are medical experts with experience treating children who have been institutionalized in a foreign country. Many IA doctors perform surgeries in foreign countries during mission trips or sabbaticals at foreign hospitals. Adoption Clinics see a large number of children from around the world and as a result, IA doctors are familiar with genetic conditions that may be more common in other countries as well as common trends of children adopted from certain parts of the world. IA doctors understand that adoptive children may have physical, mental and emotional needs that differ from a biological child. An internationally adopted child’s height, weight, and head circumference may not appear on a U.S. growth chart. For example, a Chinese child’s growth will be plotted on an Asian growth chart. Some referral reports are 6 months to 12 months old and so the IA doctor will discuss the child’s development based on the age of the child when the medical tests were conducted. Before consulting with the family, IA doctors will consult with specialists regarding the needs of the child. Some of the specialists the IA doctor may consult:

Neurologist

Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiologist

Audiologist

Ophthalmologist

Often the IA doctor will request additional tests or developmental information. Some countries allow the orphanage to arrange for additional tests, while other countries will not.

EAC is aware of the following physicians who have indicated a willingness to review photos and available medical information regarding children referred for international adoption. This is not an exclusive list of physicians who are willing or able to perform those services and EAC makes no recommendation regarding any physician on this list.

Alabama

Jennifer Nobles Chambers, M.D., M.P.H, &T.M.
University of Alabama at Birmingham International Adoption Consult Clinic,

1600 7th Avenue South,   MCT 201
Birmingham, AL 35233-1711
Phone:  205-939-6964
Fax: 205-975-6503
e-mail:  jchambers@peds.uab.edu, adoption@peds.uab.edu

California

Tina Gabby, M.D.
2 Fifer Avenue, Suite 200
Corte Madera, CA  94925
Phone:  415-381-3255
Fax: 415-381-3255
e-mail:  tgabby@sbcglobal.net

ChrisAnna Mink, M.D.
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
1124 W. Carson Street, Building N-25
Torrence, CA 90502
Phone:  310-222-2976;  cell: 310-344-3713
Fax: 310-320-2271
e-mail:  cmink@labiomed.org cmink@ucla.edu

Dr. Gary Feldman
Stramski International Adoption Program, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
2650 Elm Avenue, Suite 301
Long Beach, CA 90806

 

Colorado

Matthew Daley, M.D.
The International Adoption Clinic

1056 East 19th Avenue, B032
Denver, CO  80218
Phone:  303-837-2830
Fax: 303-764-8072

Connecticut

Carol Weitzman, M.D.
Yale International Adoption Center
Yale Child Health Research Center
464 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT  06510
Phone:  203-737 4480
Fax:  203-737-5972
e-mail:  carol.weitzman@yale.edu

Margaret Ikeda, M.D.
Moose Hill Pediatrics

705 Boston Post Road, C7
Guilford, CT  06437
Phone:  203-458-7410
Fax: 203-458-6960
website:  www.moosehillpediatrics.yourMD.com

Delaware

Cronan, Kathleen M. M.D.
Adoption Consultation Center A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
Phone (appt): 302-651-6040
Phone (office):  302-651-5860
Fax: 302-651-4227
website: www.nemours.org/internet?url=findadoc/fad.jsp

Florida

Juan Dumois, M.D.
International Adoption Clinic All Children’s Hospital

501 6th Ave. S, Dept 7810
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:  727-767-4160
Fax: 727-767-8270
e-mail:  DUMOISJ@allkids.org

Dr. Juan Carlos Millon
Worldwide Pediatrics
300 NW 70th Avenue, Suite #107
Plantation, FL  33317
Phone:  954-581-3100
Email:  worldwidepedi@bellsouth.net

Georgia

Amy Thornhill Pakula, M.D.
Marcus International Adoption Center

1920 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA  30329
Phone:  404-419-5404
404-419-5300
Fax: 404-419-5430
e-mail:  amy.pakula@marcus.org

Illinois

Tina Tan, M.D.
Children’s Memorial Hospital

2300 Children’s Plaza
Chicago, IL  60614
Phone:  773-880-4187
Fax: 773-880-8226

Rebecca Nelson, Ph.D.
Child Assessment Services

3633 West Lake Street, Suite LL5-A
Glenview, IL  60025
Phone/Fax:  847-729-4293
e-mail:  rinelson@comcast.net
website:  www.adoptconsult.com

Indiana

Julie Keck, M.D.
Center for International Adoption and Geographic Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children
702 Barnhill Drive, ROC 4380
Indianapolis, IN  46202
Phone:  317-274-7260
Fax: 317-278-0860
website:  www.rileyhospital.org

Maryland

Cecilia T. Davoli, M.D., M. Ph.
International Adoption Clinic Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD  21205
Phone:  443-923-9402
Fax: 443-923-9405
website:  adoptiondocs.org

Massachusetts

Laurie Miller, M.D.
International Adoption Clinic

750 Washington Street, NEMC 286
Boston, MA  02111
Phone:  617-636-8121
Fax: 617-636-8388
e-mail:  lmiller1@tufts-nemc.org
website:  www.tufts-nemc.org/adoption

Lisa Albers, M.D., M.P.H.
Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Adoption Program, Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
Phone:  617-355-4125
Fax: 617-730-0252
e-mail:  lisa.albers@childrens.harvard.edu

Minnesota

Leah Wilson, M.D.
Hutchinson Medical Center- Pediatrics
3 Century Avenue SE Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone:  320-587-2020
Fax: 320-234-3317
e-mail:  lwilson@hahc.hmc.com

Dana Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. and International Adoption Clinic University of Minnesota
Mailing Address:

International Adoption Clinic Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota MMC 211
420 Delaware St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Shipping Address:

International Adoption Clinic Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota
D-136 Mayo Building
420 Delaware Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone:  612 – 624-1164
Fax:  612-624-8176
e-mail:  iac@umn.edu
website:  www.peds.umn.edu/iac

Missouri

Mary Kay Bowen, M.D., F.A.A.P. Bowen Pediatrics
4305 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone:  314-845-1780
Fax: 314-845-1781
e-mail:  bowenmd99@yahoo.com
website:  beansprout.net

Jennifer Ladage, M.D. F.A.C.E.S.
1465 South Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone:  314-577 5643
Fax:  314-268-4028
e-mail:  facesintl@slu.edu

Nebraska

Edward Kolb, M.D., F.A.A.P.
International Adoption Medical Consultants, LLC
13110 Birch Drive Suite 148
Box 366
Omaha, NE  68164
Phone:  402-680-3269
Fax: 402-496-7126
e-mail:  adoptmedconsultants@cox.net

New Jersey

Lisa Nalven, M.D.
Adoption Screening and Evaluation Program
Valley Center for Child Development
505 Goffle Road
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Phone:  201-447-8151
Fax: 201-447-8526
website: www.valleyhealth.com/adoption

New York

Jane Aronson, DO, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
151 East 62nd Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY  10021
Phone:  212-207-6666
Fax: 212-207-6665
e-mail:   orphandoctor@gmail.comrosyiphs@gmail.com
website:  www.orphandoctor.com
(see website for mailing instructions)

Melissa Goldstein, M.D.
Carnegie Hill Pediatrics
1125A Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212-289-1400
Fax: 212 289-5714
e-mail:  mgoldstein1226@gmail.com

Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Director, International Adoption Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Albany Medical College
1 Clara Barton Drive
Albany, NY  12208
Phone:  518-262-6086
Fax:  518-262-2725 (direct office fax)
e-mail: schulte@mail.amc.edu

Moira Szilagyi, MD, Ph.D. Foster Care Pediatrics
Monroe County Health Department
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY  14692
Phone:  716-274-6927
Fax: 716-292-3942

Andrew Adesman, MD Adoption Evaluation Center Schneider Children’s Hospital
1983 Marcus Ave., Suite 130
Lake Success, NY 11042
Phone:  516-802-6150
Fax: 516-616-5801
e-mail:  adoption@LIJ.edu

George Rogu, MD
Medical Director Adoptiondoctors.com and
General Pediatrician for RBK-Pediatrics
646 Commack Road
Commack, NY 11725
Phone:  631-499-4114
e-mail:  Adoptiondoctors@optonline.net
website:  www.Adoptiondoctors.com; www.Rbkpediatrics.com

Ohio

Deborah Borchers, M.D. Eastgate Pediatric Center
4359 Ferguson Drive, Suite 150
Cincinnati, OH  45245
Phone:  513-753-2820
Fax: 513-353-2824
e-mail:  debbborch@juno.com

Mary Allen Staat, M.D., P.P.H. International Adoption Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Mail Location 7036
Cincinnati, OH  45229
Phone:  513-636-2877
Fax: 513-636-6936
e-mail:  mary.staat@chmcc.org

Anna Mandalakas, M.D. F.A.A.P. Adoption Health Services
Rainbow Center for Global Child Health
11400 Triangle Building, Suite 290A Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone:  216-844-3224
Fax: 216-844-3782
e-mail:  stephen.niple@uhhospitals.org
website:  adoptionhealthservice.org

R. Scott Krupkin M.D.
3121 Coleridge Rd.
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
Phone:  216-798-6194
e-mail:  rehabdoc1@sbcglobal.net 
website:  adoptionhealth.com

 Ellen Kempf, M.D.. F.A.A.P. Oak Adoptive Health Center Akron Children’s Hosptial
Two Perkins Square, Suite 6300
Akron, OH 44308-1062
Phone: 800-262-0333 ext. 33550
Fax: 330-543-3512
e-mail: ekempf@chmca.org
website:  www.akronchildrens.org

Dr. Powell and Dr. Koranyi
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH  43205
Phone:  614-722-4459
Fax: 614-722-4458
e-mail: internationaladoption@nationwidechildrens.org

Pennsylvania
Sara Springer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
International Adoption Health Services of Western Pennsylvania
Pediatric Alliance, P.C.
4070 Beachwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15217
Phone:  412-521-6511
Fax: 412-521-6512
Website: www.pediatricalliance.com

Gail Farber, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Alyssa Harrison M.D., F.A.A.P.
International Adoption Health Program Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA  19004
Phone:  267-426-5005
Fax: 215-590-3198
e-mail:  chopadopt@email.chop.edu
Website:  www.chop.edu

Rhode Island

Boris Skurkovich, M.D. International Adoption Clinic Hasbro Children’s Hospital Division of Infectious Disease Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI  02903
Phone:  401-444-8360
Fax: 401-444-5650
e:mail:  bskurkovich@netscape.net
website:  http//adoptionsinternational.com

Texas

Bruce Eckel, MD
Joyce Elizabeth Mauk, M.D.
North Texas International Adoption Clinic & The Child Study Center
1300 West Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone:  940-898-1477 – Dr. Eckel
Phone:  817-390-2929 – Mauk Fax: 817-390-2941 – both
Mail:  Bruce Eckel, MD
1160 N. Bonnie Brae
Denton, TX 76201
Ship address for medical records/videos: Bruce Eckel, MD
35 Rolling Hills
Denton, TX 76205
(see website for additional requirements)
e-mail:  doc55@charter.net
website:  www.ntiac.org

Texas Children’s Health Center for International Adoption
6621 Fannin Street, A350
Houston, TX 77030
Phone:  877-824-5437 – toll free
Fax: 832-825-1281
Website:  www.texaschildrenshospital.org
e-mail:  internationaladoptions@texaschildrenshospital.org

Virginia

Mark Mendelsohn, M.D.
Linda Waggoner-Fountain, M.D. International Adoption Clinic University of Virginia
Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22903-0386
Phone:  434-924-9130
Fax: 434-924-2628
e-mail: tll2e@virginia.edu

Washington

Julie Bledsoe, M.D. Julian Davies, M.D.
The Center for Adoption Medicine
University of Washington Pediatric Care Center
4245 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA  98105
Phone:  206-598-3006
Fax: 206-598-3040
e-mail:  adoption@u.washington.edu
website:  www.adoptmed.org

Yanina Benikova, M.D.
515 Washington ST. #5G Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone:  503-998-9085
Fax: 503-977-0916
e-mail:  benikova@adoptionphysician.com
website:  www.adoptionphysician.com