During national Catholic Schools Week, Patricia Wolff, MD, alumna of Archbishop Murray Memorial High School in Maplewood, Minnesota, is in Haiti to support the local staff of Meds & Food for Kids in tripling the production of emergency, life-saving Ready- To-Use Therapeutic-Food. Produced by Meds & Food for Kids, the organization Dr. Wolff founded in Cap Haitien, this therapeutic food is recognized as the gold standard treatment for children at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
As the Keynote presenter at Hill-Murray’s Founders Speaker Series on Monday, February 13, 2023, Dr. Wolff will share her decades of experience and insight gained from her dedication to treating and preventing malnutrition in Haiti and around the world. She credits her Archbishop Murray education for helping her choose a path as a pediatrician and, eventually leading her to found Meds & Food for Kids, a non-profit organization that has helped save 700,000 children’s lives over the past 20 years. Meds & Food for Kids works in Haiti and helps families and children in17 additional countries. Dr. Wolff now serves as the Senior Advisor for Meds & Food for Kids which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Dr. Wolff earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota and has practiced medicine in Rapid City South Dakota. St. Louis Missouri and Haiti. She has also served as a Clinical Professor and other roles, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Among her many awards are, NAACP 25 Most Inspiring St. Louisans; Global Stewardship Award/ St. Louis Peace Corps Association; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Missouri, St. Louis; the World Affairs Council Humanist of the Year Award and the Global Service Leadership Award from St. Louis University’s Boeing Institute for International Business.