Katherine Kaufer Christoffel is a professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and an attending pediatrician at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She received her BA in philosophy from Radcliffe College, her MD from Tufts University, and her MPH from Northwestern University.
The author of numerous papers, editorials, and chapters, Dr. Christoffel is a nationally respected researcher and the recipient of professional awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, and other organizations.
At Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Christoffel founded the Nutrition Evaluation Clinic in the 1980s; she continues to see patients there. She is the founder and medical director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children. She also founded The Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program and recently served a 2-year stint as Interim Co-Director of Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research.