Michaele Penkoske, MD

Michaele Penkoske, MD, a native of Pennsylvania, earned her undergraduate degree in zoology and medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Following graduation, she completed internal medicine training at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, as it was then called. At the conclusion of her training, she began her career as an internist in the Missouri communities of St. Charles and St. Louis, as a physician taking care of patients in clinics and hospital settings, including in intensive care units and emergency medicine departments.

For a number of years, she served as a consultant and medical director for large healthcare insurance companies in the St. Louis metropolitan area. She currently serves as a pre-health career advisor at the Career Center at Washington University, working with alumni and graduate and undergraduate students on the Danforth and medical school campuses. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the National Association for Advisors of the Health Professions. For several years, she has been active in advocating for the disabled community, serving on the St. Charles Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, harmonica-playing and traveling.