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 share the same excellence in care.

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Kristine Williams, MD, MPH

WilliamsK_4161_72Dr. Williams is trained as both a pediatrician and a pediatric emergency physician. She worked as a pediatric emergency physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for 15 years. She has extensive experience in caring for children with all types and severity of illness and injury.

Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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

Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Personal: Dr. Williams is married with four children of her own. She enjoys exercise, cooking and reading.

“Despite the challenge and excitement of the emergency department, I felt that I was missing an important part of caring for pediatric patients. I knew that I wanted to follow my patients forward and continue the relationships that I started in the ED. I believe that staying up to date on current diagnostic and treatment strategies is essential to providing excellent care. I look forward to seeing your children when they are well, and I am ready to help if they become sick or injured.”

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.

Kathryn Wade, MD

Kathyrn Wade, MD

Dr. Wade is a board-certified pediatrician and completed her training in 2008 at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She then spent the next eight years working as a general pediatrician in an outpatient setting, but also seeing newborns or older sick children, in the hospital. She had the opportunity to care for children in several cities during her husband’s years of military service, and is very happy to use this experience in St. Louis moving forward.  

Board Certification: Pediatrics

Residency: Pediatrics, Riley Children’s Hospital at Indiana University

“As a pediatrician, I am truly honored to care for children. I believe strongly in a team approach with the child and family to help create a plan of care together. My goal is to compassionately deliver the most up-to-date patient care for your child, to help them lead happy, healthy, lives.”

Personal: Dr. Wade is married with three children of her own. In her free time she loves being outdoors with her family, playing or watching sports, and dining at local restaurants with her family and friends. 

Learn more about Dr. Wade.

Courtney Freese Andrus, PA-C, RD

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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.