Kelly L Hodges, MD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2009
  • Pediatrician
  • Associate professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Consulting medical director, Care4Kids Foster Care Medical Home Program



Dr. Hodges is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest in the health care needs of children in foster care as well as child victims of abuse and neglect. She practices clinically at the Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center in Milwaukee seeing children for foster care for initial screening examinations and physical and sexual abuse evaluations.

Dr. Hodges’ research interest is improving health care delivery and health outcomes for children in foster care. She enjoys training medical students, residents and fellows at the Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center and informing them on the unique medical needs of children in foster care and child victims of abuse. She is also involved in efforts at the local, state and national level to improve health care delivery to children in foster care.

Dr. Hodges serves as the Consulting Medical Director to the State of Wisconsin and Children’s Wisconsin joint Foster Care Medical Home Program entitled Care4Kids. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and co-chair of the Wisconsin AAP’s Foster Care Committee.

Areas of Interest

  • Child advocacy
  • Children affected by violence
  • Foster care
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Education and Awards


  • 2004, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD


    2007, Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven. CT) - Pediatrics


  • Yale Pediatric Resident Award, 2007
  • AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption, & Kinship Care Research Award, 2013
  • Children’s Wisconsin Standing Ovation Team Award, 2014
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award, 2014

Research and publications