"After completing residencies at CHKD, my husband and I left for seven years to practice in Texas and Georgia. We could not turn down the opportunity to return to a place we loved to live and work, and we came back to CHKD!"
Dr. Michelle Brenner
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Dr. Brenner is a pediatrician and a breastfeeding medicine specialist. She and her partners at General Academic Pediatrics supervise 66 pediatric residents and 135 EVMS medical students each year in outpatient pediatrics. Dr. Brenner serves on the CHKD Children’s Health System Board of Directors, as the EVMS Clerkship Director for Pediatrics, as an associate pediatric residency program director, and on the advisory team to the King’s Daughters Milk Bank. She has served on the board of directors of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine for the last six years and presents two annual breastfeeding workshops at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition.
Dr. Brenner is currently pursuing a fellowship in integrative medicine with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
- Breastfeeding medicine
- Academic medicine
- Breastfeeding medicine
- Integrative medicine
Honors & Awards
- Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014
- 2013 Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency curriculum pilot site, co-director
- 2011-2013 Hampton Roads Top Doctors
- 2012 TedMed AAMC Front-Line scholarship recipient
- 2010-2012 Breastfeeding Champion, Virginia Breastfeeding Advocates
Brenner M, Baker A. Donor human milk at CHKD. Virginia Chapter AAP Newsletter, Summer 2013.
Brenner MG, Buescher ES. Breastfeeding: a clinical imperative. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Dec;20(12):1767-73.
Brenner M, Sriraman N. An unusual question for a Saturday Morning—Why do most women stop breastfeeding by 3 months? Virginia AAP Newsletter, Summer 2011.
Brenner M. Breastfeeding in Virginia—a form of disaster preparedness? Virginia Chapter AAP Newsletter, Summer 2008.
Brenner M, Oakley C, Lewis D. The evaluation of children and adolescents with headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2008 Oct;12(5):361-6.
Spangler AK, Randenberg AL, Brenner MG, Howett M. Belly models as teaching tools: what is their utility? J Hum Lact. 2008 May;24(2):199-205.
Brenner M, Lewis D. The treatment of migraine headaches in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jan;13(1):17-24.
Brenner M, Oakley C, Lewis DW. Unusual headache syndromes in children. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2007 Oct;11(5):383-9.
Brenner M, Lewis D. Whither goest the “migraine variants?” Headache Pain. 2007;18(3):118-22.
Brenner M. You can provide efficient, effective, and reimbursable breastfeeding support—here’s how. Contemp Pediatr. 2005 Sep. Cover Article and CME.
Brenner M. Early newborn follow-up visits-can you afford not to do them? Georgia Pediatrician 2005;14(2):9.
Game (Brenner) MA, Owen WC, Mitchell DK. Cutaneous manifestations of disseminated fungal infection in an immunocompromised child. J Pediatr. 1998 Sep;133(3):466.