Dr. Michelle Brenner CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-7400
Board Certifications

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 150 EVMS medical students each year in outpatient pediatrics.

Dr. Brenner serves on the CHKD Children’s Health System Board of Directors and as the medical director of the King’s Daughters Milk Bank and has completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Research Areas
  • Breastfeeding medicine
  • Academic medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Breastfeeding medicine
  • Integrative medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Breastfeeding Champion, Virginia Breastfeeding Advocates 2010-2012 
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2023
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc All-Star" 2023, 2024
  • Hampton Roads Top Doctors 2011-2013 
  • Health Care Hero, Inside Business 2017
  • Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency curriculum pilot site, co-director 2013
  • TedMed AAMC Front-Line scholarship recipient 2012
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Virginia Living Magazine Top Doctor 2018, 2019
A Note from Dr. Brenner

"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!"


Brenner M, Baker A. Donor human milk at CHKD. Virginia Chapter AAP Newsletter, Summer 2013.

Brenner MG, Buescher ES. Breastfeeding: a clinical imperative. J Women's 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.