Dr. Jean Hendricks CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-6500
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Dr. Hendricks, who grew up in Atlanta, attended the University of Virginia, where she majored in biology and psychology. She received her Master of Public Health at Emory University and worked as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She returned to Virginia to attend the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, also known as Medical College of Virginia, for her medical degree and to complete pediatric residency at CHKD, where she fell in love with the Tidewater area.

During residency, she was fortunate to have mentors who specialized in breastfeeding medicine. Dr. Hendricks became passionate about promoting breastfeeding and helping families breastfeed. She went on to earn the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification. She enjoys working with both the mother and the baby in the office in addition to supporting families in sickness and in health.

Clinical Interest
  • Breastfeeding medicine
Honors & Awards
  • 2010-2013  CHKD Pediatric Continuity Clinic Recognition Award
  • 2013  EVMS/CHKD Resident Research Award
Community Involvement
  • Health professional volunteer, Global Medical Brigades, Asokwa, Ghana (2012)
  • Medical clinic assistant, Fan Free Clinic, Richmond, VA (2007-2008)
  • Big Sister volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, Richmond, VA (2006-2008)