Dr. Kirsten Mekelburg is a board-certified pediatrician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science at the University of Michigan and completed medical school at Wayne State University of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She did her residency at Emory University where she earned multiple awards in her teaching of medical students. While there, she also published an abstract on the use of umbilical cord blood cell transplants for a rare pediatric disease. She teaches pregnant moms on routine newborn care at some of the OB/GYN offices in Atlanta. She is also the Community Physician Liaison for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation Team. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine teaching medical students on office based pediatrics.
She will soon become a guest blogger on nutrition4kids.com on celiac disease and parenting a child with celiac. Dr. Mekelburg takes a serious interest in preventative health and medicine. Many of the issues facing our teenagers and young adults may have been prevented or mitigated by minor changes in childhood. Nutrition education, sleep habits, dental health, mental health and academic success are just a few of the many areas that we address.
Dr. Mekelburg is originally from southern Ontario, Canada. She moved with her family to Michigan in high school. She is a huge Big Ten football fan and makes as many home games as possible. Dr. Mekelburg currently resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and two children.