American Board of Pediatrics
Dr. Koffler received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics in Ann Arbor, Mich. Before joining The Polyclinic, Dr. Koffler worked as a regional pediatric hospitalist at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. and at Providence Everett Hospital in Everett, Wash., and in primary care pediatrics at DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics in the Chicago area.
“I found pediatrics to be a great way to meld my interests in science and lifelong learning with the rewards of working with families. I was fortunate to have excellent mentors during my training who not only were great teachers and clinicians, but also modelled the importance of being careful listener and communicator.”
Dr. Koffler provides a full range of general pediatric care from birth through college.
Since relocating from the Midwest, Dr. Koffler enjoys exploring the region through walks, hikes, and travel while reconnecting with his extended family in the area. He is also passionate about sports—and counting the days until the Sonics return.
“I strive to remain up to date on pediatric care and follow evidence-based care guidelines. Appointments, both sick visits and check-ups, are built around initial detailed questions and active listening that help not just in diagnosis, but hopefully also fostering a safe and comfortable environment for your child. After a focused exam we will discuss findings and discuss a plan using shared decision-making model that hopefully optimizes care that fits with your family.”
“In addition to my 10+ years of general outpatient pediatric practice, I’ve been able to mix in a broad range of additional experience, including caring for both well and ill newborns including attending deliveries, managing newborns in both the well nursery and NICU settings. I’ve worked as faculty at several children’s hospitals, most recently, Seattle Children’s, helping care for children in both ER and inpatient settings. The opportunity to serve as an educator and mentor to physicians in training has been both rewarding and way of keeping my own clinical knowledge up to date. Working internationally, I’ve been called upon to manage more complex and higher acuity care while utilizing telemedicine when subspecialists where not locally available. In all of these settings I’ve enjoyed working in vibrant, international settings that have allowed me to work with a diverse and interesting group of families that I hope has helped me grow as a compassionate and open-minded pediatrician.”
Swedish Medical Center First Hill, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland and Providence Hospital in Everett.
Dr. Koffler has participated in ongoing professional development, working as a group point person in medical informatics and collaborating in quality improvement projects on asthma education, encopresis/soiling and caring for infants effected by maternal substance use. He’s been active in educational sessions for new parents, as well as helping train medical students and nurses who will be caring for newborns and children. He’s also served as vice president of a pediatric practice as well as been a faculty member of several pediatric departments.
- FAAP (Fellow of American Board of Pediatrics)
- Washington State Medical Society