Angela Kade Goepferd
Chief Education Officer and Vice Chief of Staff
Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd is the Chief Education Officer and Vice Chief of Staff for Children’s Minnesota, the Medical Director of Children’s Minnesota’s Center for Gender Health and a pediatrician in the Children’s Minneapolis Primary Care clinic. She has been at Children’s for the last 14 years, and in that time has been an advocate for advancing equitable healthcare for all children, helped to create and cultivate the Children’s way values to ensure a positive experience for patients, families and staff, and has been an engaged member and leader on several committees, strategic planning teams and other initiatives across the organization.
As the Chief Education Officer, she directs Graduate Medical Education (GME), leads health professional education (HPE), chairs the Education Committee and sits on several councils across the organization, including the Professional Executive Committee, Health Equity Council, Experience Advisory Council, Quality Advisory Council, Education Advisory Council, and executive sponsor of Children’s PRIDE employee resource group. Dr. Goepferd has a passion for working with underserved and at-risk kids and families and cares for a diverse community of patients in her primary care clinic. She is seen as a leader in the LGBT community who is driving equitable care for LGBT youth, particularly transgender and gender diverse youth and she is a sought after speaker and trainer on these topics. She was a member of the LGBT Standards of Care Advisory board, developing the first healthcare standards for LGBT people in the state of Minnesota, and is currently a member of the Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant advisory board to advance health equity for LGBT people across the state.
She was awarded an inaugural Business of Pride award from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2018 and a special recognition award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2019 for her work advancing care and improving education regarding LGBTQ youth.