Grand Rapids native Charlotte Worpel, ‘71, graduated from Grand Valley State University with B.A. in biology. In 1977, she received her Doctor of Osteopathy from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. The following year, Worpel returned to Grand Rapids and completed an internship and residency at the Osteopathic Hospital in Metropolitan Hospital.
Throughout her career, Worpel has been courtesy staff at Blodgett, Butterworth, and St. Mary’s Hospitals. She has held memberships in such organizations as the American Osteopathic Association, the Western Michigan Osteopathic Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Western Michigan Pediatric Society.
Worpel is currently the Michigan Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics in Zeeland where she also has a private practice. She and husband Curtis live there with their two children.