Claudia Fox

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director and Fellowship Program Director, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
Care Team Member, Heart Center
Weight Management Specialist


Dr. Fox is an Associate Professor of pediatrics and is Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Medical Degree from University of Minnesota. Also at the University of Minnesota she completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in academic general pediatrics. Dr. Fox additionally completed a Master's in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fox is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is passionate about delivering state-of-the-art, compassionate medical care to youth with obesity and directs the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Pediatric Weight Management Program. Dr. Fox is also a productive researcher in the field of pediatric obesity, particularly in the area of pharmacotherapy for pediatric severe obesity. Her personal mission is to lead the development of effective, comprehensive, evidence-based treatment strategies that will improve the lives of youth afflicted with severe obesity.

Clinical Summary

Pediatric obesity; Pediatric preventive cardiology


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Obesity Medicine,

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Faculty Spotlight, University of Minnesota Medical School
Innovator in Clinical Practice, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2024)



Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Juanita Jensen
Administrative Phone: 612-626-2349
Administrative Email:
Administrative Fax Number: 612-301-6645