Kate (Venable) Shafto, MD, FAAP, FACP CTropMed®

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Kate (Venable) Shafto

Contact Info

kvenable@umn.edu

Mailing Address:
Division of General Internal Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Carol Kampa

Administrative Phone
612-624-1191

Administrative Email
kampa003@umn.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Global Health Medicine


Internist
Pediatrician


Medical School, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Medicine Pediatrics Residency, University of Illinois, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

BS, Grove City College, Grove City, PA

Summary

Kate (Venable) Shafto is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is currently pursuing a fellowship in Integrative Medicine (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Class of 2017). She has various roles in Undergraduate Medical Education and Global Health education at the University of Minnesota’s College of Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine. She practices Integrative Medicine in the outpatient setting, seeing both pediatrics and adults for Integrative Health Consultations. Kate also teaches a course she co-developed called Food Matters for Doctors (with Chef Jenny Breen), a class using cooking to teach nutrition concepts and food as medicine. This class was piloted for medical students and has been expanded to include health professional students from other disciplines, offered now for 1 credit through the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

She is active in several well-being initiatives with medical students and residents, seeking to bring about a culture of better self-care among physicians.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, yoga, music, hiking, skiing, travel, and experiencing other cultures locally and abroad.

Expertise

  • Nutrition and health
  • Tropical Medicine/Global Health

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Global health education and training; Mentoring, medical student education

Clinical

Clinics

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Social determinants of health; Clinical medical education and inter-professional communication

Clinical Experience Statement

Hospitalist practice in pediatrics and internal medicine