Ann Kellams, MD, Among First Class of Physicians in North America Board-Certified in Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine

January 4, 2024 by

University of Virginia's Ann Kellams, MD with new mother and baby.

Ann Kellams, MD, with mother and newborn.

The North American Board of Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine (NABBLM) issued its first board exam this fall. Ann Kellams, MD, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is among 103 physicians who passed the NABBLM exam to become the first class of board-certified specialists in Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine in North America. In order to sit for the exam, candidates had to demonstrate specialized education and training and over 1,000 hours of clinical practice diagnosing and managing issues related to breastfeeding and lactation.

Dr. Kellams founded and directs the UVA Breastfeeding Medicine program which offers inpatient and outpatient consultations with a physician and an internationally board-certified lactation consultant through the UVA Medical Center.

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