Nurse Practitioner

From Rochester Hills, MI

Knows English

Practicing for 13 years

Graduated from University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Nursing

Location Wheat Ridge

About Katie Gruel NP

Katie is the second oldest of twenty-five cousins, and spent a large amount of her childhood taking care of children. She was born and raised in Michigan, and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She has served her entire nursing career working in children’s hospitals and clinics throughout the country, including Chicago, New York City, and here in Denver. Before joining the Pediatrics West family, she was an emergency department nurse at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. Katie earned a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In her free time, Katie enjoys cooking, practicing yoga and spending time with her husband, Andy, and their two sons.

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Why I am a Pediatric Provider?

I am a pediatric nurse practitioner because I grew up taking care of all of my cousins. I have always gravitated towards children, and I knew I wanted to make a career out of helping them in some way. Nursing found me when I was in college and working in pediatrics just naturally became the right fit. I have really enjoyed getting to know all of our families over the years and watching their children grow.

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Favorite outdoor activity

Walking or sitting

Favorite trail in Colorado

Gross Reservoir

Fun Fact

I went to the same high school as Madonna (not at the same time).

Favorite childhood toy


Doctor’s Blog: Your resource for answers and education

We know parents sometimes turn to the Internet for answers. We hope you’ll find our blog a helpful resource for every step of your child’s journey.

A Pediatrician’s Guide to Children’s Dental Health


Our New Integrated Behavioral Health Program

Moving from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

We will be having sick child walk-in clinic on Saturday