Angela Kade Goepferd, MD
Angela Kade Goepferd, MD

Chief Education Officer and Vice Chief of Staff for Children’s Minnesota, the Medical Director of Children’s Minnesota’s Center for Gender Health

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd is the Chief Education Officer and Chief of Staff for Children’s Minnesota, the Medical Director of Children’s Minnesota’s Gender Health Program, and a pediatrician in the Children’s Minneapolis Primary Care clinic. They have been at Children’s for the last 17 years, and in that time have 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. They are the 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.


Dr. Goepferd is a leader in the LGBTQIA community who is driving equitable care for LGBTQ+ youth, particularly transgender and gender diverse youth and is a sought-after speaker and consultant on these topics. They gave their first TED talk, “The Revolutionary Truth about Kids and Gender Identity” in October 2020. They also host the Children’s Minnesota “Talking Pediatrics” weekly clinical podcast.


They were a member of the LGBT Standards of Care Advisory board, developing the first healthcare standards for LGBTQ people in the state of Minnesota, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Rainbow Health, an LGBTQ healthcare and HIV services provider. They were 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 their advancing care and improving education regarding LGBTQ youth. They are regularly featured as a “Top Doctor” in both the Minnesota Monthly and Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine each year. Dr. Goepferd recently received the Health Care Heroes Award for Health Equity from the Minneapolis Business Journal in 2022.