Chief Education Officer, Chief of Staff, pediatrician in the Children’s Minneapolis Primary Care clinic and medical director of Children’s Gender Health Program
Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, is the Chief Education Officer for Children’s Minnesota, Chief of Staff, pediatrician in the Children’s Minneapolis Primary Care clinic and medical director of Children’s Gender Health Program. Dr. Goepferd has been with Children’s for 15 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 professional staff, and has been an engaged member and leader on several committees, strategic planning teams and other initiatives across the organization.
Dr. Goepferd has a passion for working with underserved and at-risk kids and families, speaks Spanish and cares for a diverse community of patients in her primary care clinic. In addition to running the academic education and health professional education programs for Children’s, she serves as the Chief of the Professional Staff. She is a leader in the LGBTQ community who is driving equitable care for LGBTQ 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, a recipient of one of the inaugural Business of Pride awards from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018 and winner of a special recognition award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2019 for her advocacy and education about caring for LGBTQ youth. In October of 2020, her first TED talk, “The revolutionary truth about kids and gender identity” was released by TEDxMinneapolis.