Katie Peltz, PA, has joined Gillette Children’s as a physician assistant specializing in orthopedics, spine scoliosis (idiopathic, neuromuscular and congenital) and pediatric spine deformities. She earned her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Duke University School of Medicine in 2021.
Peltz has a special interest in pediatric surgery and seeing children with complex needs.
“An essential component in caring for my patients and families is to ensure that I understand their unique story and how that, in combination with their goals, values and priorities, will impact decisions for diagnosis and treatment,” Peltz said. “My goal is to equip patients and families with evidence-based information and high-quality resources so they feel supported and empowered to make informed decisions that will help them thrive in the community and meet or exceed their goals.”
In her senior year of college, Peltz was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. “That experience gave me really good insight into the role that compassionate, intentional health care providers can play in helping patients navigate difficult and unknown situations,” Peltz added.
Prior to joining Gillette, she was a medical assistant and medical scribe at General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Chicago, Il. She has also practiced as a rehabilitation technician at the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL and Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ilinois. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
She sees patients at Gillette’s hospital and clinic campus in St. Paul.