Dr. Sudha Chandrasekhar Now A Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
AZ Top Doc, Dr. Sudha Chandrasekhar has recently been awarded the designation of Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. This designation represents Dr. Chandrasekhar’s skills, knowledge, and passion for the field of breastfeeding medicine. She is one of only six new international fellows this year.
Fellowship of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) is given in recognition of the years of service supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies. The FABM designation is based on criteria that include outpatient and hospital based lactation support, research, education and attendance of annual ABM academy meetings.
Dr. Chandrasekhar pioneered the concept of in-house lactation consulting in her practice Gateway Pediatrics (2004-2017) with her mentor. Dr. Chandrasekhar then became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC in 2007 and shortly thereafter a lifetime member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
She has served as Arizona’s Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator (CBC) as well as on the Dignity Health Breastfeeding task force. Dr. Chandrasekhar is currently the only physician in Phoenix Childrens Pediatrics who is also an IBCLC with expertise in the evaluation and management of Tethered Oral Tissues.
Dr. Chandrasekhar currently has frenotomy privileges at both Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers and is frequently consulted in the NICU for her expertise in newborns with feeding difficulties.
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