Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Rachel M Engen, MD, MS

Rachel M Engen, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

Focus of Work


Dr. Rachel Engen, MD MS, is a Board Certified pediatrician and pediatric nephrologist practicing at The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and pediatric nephrology fellowship training at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Academic Focus

Dr. Engen graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters in Epidemiology: Clinical Research. She is a clinical researcher with a special interest in long-term transplant outcomes, focusing on the role of donor specific antibodies after kidney transplantation. Her current research is focused on the practicalities of using epitope matching to allocate donor kidneys as well as the interaction between viral infections and antibody development.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Rachel Engen is a pediatric nephrologist caring for both general nephrology patients and kidney transplant recipients. She has a special interest in shiga toxin E. coli associated hemolytic uremic syndrome and chronic kidney disease.

Education and Certification

  • MD: Washington University (2008)
  • MS: University of Washington, Epidemiology (2017)
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatrics (2011)
  • Fellowship: Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatrics Nephrology (2017)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 37
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611