Meet the Team

University Pediatric Associates is proud to be a member of Washington University Clinical Associates (WUCA). This group of select primary care providers has access to the technological and consultative support of Washington University specialists and shares the same excellence in care.


Kristine Williams, MD, MPH


With over 25 years of practice in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, along with raising four children of her own, Dr. Williams is uniquely prepared to care for your family, offering both experience and perspective. She cares for children ages newborn through college. She founded University Pediatric Associates in 2015.

Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Personal: Dr. Williams lives in University City with her husband, Kevin, and their four daughters. She enjoys exercise, cooking, reading and learning new hobbies.

“From the first days of your baby’s life until your child is a young adult, I am here to help guide you. I want you to be confident in your role as a parent. It is important to me to listen to your concerns, as well as to support you as you make decisions about your child’s health. As soon as children are ready, I include them in the discussion about their own health. I am very interested in teaching children and teenagers about the building blocks of a healthy life, since this is the best disease-prevention strategy over a lifetime. Although the road of being a parent is not always smooth, it is a truly incredible journey and I am honored to be a part of it.”

Learn more about Dr. Williams.

Read her “Featured Physician” interview.

Rachel Shakofsky, MD

Rachel Shakofsky, MD

Dr. Shakofsky is a board-certified pediatrician and completed her training in 2010 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She then worked for six years as a Washington University pediatric hospitalist, with emphasis on newborn medicine, emergency care and inpatient pediatric care. She is enthusiastic about her expanded focus of preventative medicine and care of the well child.

Board Certification: Pediatrics

Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Personal: Dr. Shakofsky was born and raised in the St. Louis area and currently lives in Creve Coeur with her husband, Ryan, and three young children—Leo, Laine and Sadie. She spends most of her free time outdoors with her husband and children. When she’s not chasing her kids, she also enjoys traveling, boating and dining out with family and friends.

“My goal as a pediatrician is to work with you and your family to provide the medical knowledge and support necessary to raise happy, healthy children. While my experiences taking care of newborns and children in the hospital setting have been invaluable, I am excited to focus on outpatient pediatric care and form lasting relationships with children of all ages and their families. As my best pediatric teachers—my three little ones—have taught me, raising children is an incredible challenge and an absolute joy. I feel both privileged and thrilled to share this experience with you!”

Learn more about Dr. Shakofsky.

Courtney Freese Andrus, PA-C, RD


Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; Commission on Dietetic Registration

Personal: Courtney volunteers with Ronald McDonald House Charities and enjoys running, dining out and attending concerts.

“I strive to provide high-quality health care by focusing on preventative medicine and wellness education. I enjoy establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families, which allow me to provide safe and reliable care from infancy through young adulthood.”

Learn more about Courtney Freese Andrus.