Specialty Pediatrics Language(s) Spoken English Joined Kelsey-Seybold July 2014 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional BackgroundDr. Eckhart graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. In 2008, she received her medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center. In 2009, she completed an internship in Family Medicine at Columbus Regional Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia. She went on to complete an internship/residency in Pediatrics at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, in 2014. Professional AssociationsDr. Eckhart is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the Texas Pediatric Society. Hobbies and InterestsIn her spare time, Dr. Eckhart enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling. Fun FactsDr. Eckhart's favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs, followed by any chocolate dessert. Her favorite book is "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. During her final year of medical school, she spent a month working at a hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa – "an amazing opportunity to see medicine practiced in the most basic of conditions that made me very thankful for the technology we have available here." She's passionate about helping new moms succeed with breastfeeding and is involved in local breastfeeding advocacy. Her favorite cartoon character is The Little Mermaid. As a child, she loved Barbie dolls.