Dr. Kristine Hoffman is a native of Colorado. Born and raised in Colorado Springs she later attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology. While at the University of Colorado, Dr. Hoffman was an undergraduate researcher in the Neuroimmunophysiology Laboratory which focused on examining the effects of exercise on stress response and the immune system.
Dr. Hoffman completed her medical studies at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree in the spring of 2007. Dr. Hoffman completed her degree with Honors and received both the Proficiency in Scholarship Award and Proficiency in Podiatric Medicine Award from the college. While at Scholl College, Dr. Hoffman conducted research examining the use of cytokine gene therapy on the treatment of diabetic wounds. With this joint research project between the Rosalind Franklin University Diabetes Center and the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research, Dr. Hoffman was the first podiatric medical student to receive the American Diabetes Association’s Medical Scholar Award, which provided $30,000 of funding for her research and studies.
Following podiatric medical school, Dr. Hoffman returned to Colorado where she completed the three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency based out of North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. In this residency program she trained in forefoot, rearfoot and ankle reconstructive surgery; trauma; wound care and limb salvage surgery; sports medicine; pediatrics and arthroscopy. During Dr. Hoffman’s residency training, she also traveled to Mexico for the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project and Port au Prince, Haiti to provide medical care following the 2010 earthquake.
Dr. Hoffman is an avid rock climber, trail runner, cyclist and skier. In her free time she enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and border collie.
North Colorado Podiatric Medicine
and Surgery Residency; Greeley, CO; 2007-2010
Dr. William M. Scholl College of
Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science;
North Chicago, IL
of Podiatric Medicine – awarded with Honors May 2007
University of Colorado at Boulder;
of Arts degree awarded with Distinction, May 2002
of Study - Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
American College of Foot and Ankle
Surgeons Advanced Techniques in Trauma Reconstruction Workshop.
Las Vegas, NV. February 22, 2010.
American College of Foot and Ankle
Surgeons Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course.
Orthopedic Learning Center; Rosemont, IL. June 19-20, 2009.
International External Fixation Symposium. UT Health Science Center
San Antonio School of Medicine; San Antonio, Texas. December 11-14,
Arthrex Foot and Ankle Symposium
- Naples Podiatry Resident Course.
Naples, Florida. November 14-15, 2008.
Master Surgeon Foot and Ankle
Workshop. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific
Conference; Long Beach, CA. February 20, 2008.
Ponseti Method Training Course.
International Clubfoot Symposium; University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucile
A. Carver College of Medicine; Iowa City, Iowa. Sept 15, 2007.
HONORS AND AWARDS
in Scholarship Award - 2004-2007
in Podiatric Medicine Award - 2004-2007
- Clinical Radiology SCPM - 2007
Independent Scholar - 2005-2007
Grants and Scholarships
Educational Foundation Scholarship 2006-2007
Insurance Company of America Scholarship 2006-2007
Diabetes Association – Medical Scholars Award 2005-2006
Philip R. Brachman / Alumni Association Scholarship 2005-2006
M. Bers Memorial Scholarship 2004-2005
Distinguished Scholar Award 2003-2004
– Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Honor Society
Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Key National Honor Society
American Diabetes Association Medical
Scholars Award. Dr. WM Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine - Center
for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research and Rosalind Franklin Diabetes
Center, 2004-2007. Recipient of $30,000 funding for project entitled
“Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor gene therapy for the treatment
of healing-impaired diabetic wounds” 2005-2006.
American College of Foot and Ankle
Surgeons Summer Research Fellowship. Loyola University Medical
Center – Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation -
Clinical trial examining the use
of intra-articular sodium hyaluronate for treatment of hallux limitus.
Awarded “Best Overall” abstract at the National Podiatric Postgraduate
Research Symposium, Midwest Podiatry Conference 2005.
University of Colorado Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Grant, Department of Psychology - 2000-2002.
Freewheel running attenuates stress-induced activation of central stress
circuits as measured by c-Fos protein in the rat brain.
AK Angirasa, RM Stuck, NA Hunt, FJ
Rottier, KM Hoffman. Intra-Articular Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyalgan) Injection
for Hallux Limitus: Preliminary Clinical Data. American College
of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 66th Annual Scientific Conference,
February 2008. Second Place, 2008 Manuscript Awards of Excellence
KMHoffman , S Lensing, JL Jensen.
Use of Modified Total Contact Cast (TCC-EZ) for Weight Bearing Treatment
of Non-Neuropathic Wounds Following Bilateral Guillotine Type Midfoot
Amputations Required Secondary to Thromboembolic Disease Resulting from
Bacterial Endocarditis. New Cardiovascular Horizons. New Orleans, Louisiana.
July 9-11, 2009.
KM Hoffman, S Lensing, JL Jensen.
Extensive bilateral lower extremity wounds secondary to acute infectious
purpura fulminans following Streptocococcal pneunomia sepsis
in a 43 year old female. Poster Presentation. Symposium
on Advanced Wound Care. Dallas, Texas. April 26-29, 2009.
KM Hoffman, D Hatch. Iatrogenic osteochondral
lesion of the talus in a four year old boy with residual clubfoot deformity.
Poster Presentation. International Clubfoot Symposium, The University
of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; Iowa City,
Iowa. September 12-14, 2007.
KM Hoffman, S Shin, J Kim, E Robinson,
N Norem, J Fichter, SC Wu, JW Yoon. Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating
factor gene therapy for the treatment of healing impaired diabetic wounds.
Poster Presentation. American Podiatric Medical Association 2006 Scientific
Meeting; Las Vegas, NV. July 2006.
KM Hoffman, JL Jensen, ED Jaakola.
Pertinent Pointers On Offloading the Diabetic Foot Ulcerations.
Podiatry Today 2010; 23(3):48-54.
L Carson, P Hatcher, K Thompson*.
Improper Shoe Fit: Correlation with Foot Pain and Forefoot Pathology.
National Foot and Ankle Review, 2006.
K Thompson*. Research for Podiatric
Medical Students. First Step. American Podiatric
Medical Students’ Association. Vol 52, Spring 2005.
K Thompson*. Discovering Podiatric
Research. First Step. American Podiatric Medical
Students’ Association. Vol 51, Fall 2004.
K Thompson*, B Greenwood, J Hinde,
M Nickerson, M Fleshner. Freewheel running attenuates stress-induced
activation of central stress circuits as measured by c-Fos protein in
the rat brain. 6th Annual Undergraduate Day Abstracts.
Dept. of Psychology, University of Colorado. April 2001.
BN Greenwood, JL Hinde, M Nickerson,
K Thompson*, M Fleshner. Freewheel running changes the brain’s
response to inescapable stress. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts,
Vol 27, Program No. 843. 10, 2001.
KM Hoffman. Charcot Neuroarthropathy.
North Colorado Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Program.
Greeley, CO; March 5, 2010.
KM Hoffman, S Lensing. Lower Extremity
Physical Exam. North Colorado Family Medicine Musculoskeletal
Workshop for University of Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Program.
Greeley, CO; February 2009.
KM Hoffman. Peripheral Arterial Disease
and Your Feet. 7th Annual Keeping In Circulation
Event, Vascular Disease Foundation, Denver, CO, August 2007.
KM Hoffman. Injury Prevention for
Runners. Running Away, Chicago, IL. July 2006.
Heartline International; Port-au-Prince,
Haiti; January 18-26, 2010
Provided medical, surgical and disaster
relief services following the 2010 earthquake.
Yucatan Crippled Children’s
Project; Merida, Mexico; February 3-7, 2010
Preformed reconstructive surgical
procedures on pediatrics and adults. Screened future surgical
patients and provided postoperative care.