Rachel Engen, MD

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Nephrology
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-6595


BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
MD, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri 
Residency, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington  
MS, Epidemiology-Clinical Research, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 

Professional Activities

Dr. Rachel M. Engen is assistant professor (CHS) in the Division of Nephrology. She serves as the medical director for pediatric kidney transplantation at American Family Children’s Hospital and is the nephrology prenatal consultant for the UW Health Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. In addition, she is the vice chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing Pediatric Transplantation Committee and is highly involved with allocation policy development.

Clinical Interests

Engen is a pediatric nephrologist with clinical interests in chronic kidney disease. In her clinical practice, she focuses on maximizing quality of life and long-term outcomes before and after pediatric kidney transplantation. Engen provides guidance for the care of children with prenatally diagnosed kidney anomalies in her role as the nephrology prenatal consultant. 

Research Interests

Engen is a clinical researcher and member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). She primarily studies long-term outcomes after pediatric kidney transplantation, with a focus on acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection. She also has an interest in national organ allocation policy and its impact on the small but significant pediatric population.