Joseph Skelton, MD MS
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Winston-Salem, NC USA


Joseph A. “Joey” Skelton, MD, MS, FAAP, FTOS is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He serves as Director of Brenner FIT® (Families In Training), an interdisciplinary pediatric obesity treatment, prevention, research, and educational program. He received a BS from Furman University (Greenville, SC), an MD from the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Medicine, and a Masters of Health Sciences Research from Wake Forest University. He completed his pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Obesity Medicine. His research focuses on family-based treatment of children with obesity. His clinical work involves the interdisciplinary treatment of obesity using family-centered approaches, integrating community engagement, culinary medicine, and parenting education.