Meet Kofi Essel, MD, MPH
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, is a board-certified community pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s National and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWUSMHS). Dr. Essel also serves as the Director of the GWUSMHS Community/Urban Health Scholarly Concentration for medical students and is a contributor on the Clinical Public Health Leadership Team. He has over 10 years of experience in nutrition and obesity education. His advocacy work and research revolves around health care training, health disparities and community engagement, with a special interest and national recognition in the areas of addressing obesity and food insecurity in families.
Dr. Essel grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and had dreams of becoming a doctor and going to the NBA (at the same time). He is happily married, has a 2-year-old daughter and loves cooking and spending time with his family.