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Rachel Bengtzen M.D.

Dr. Bengtzen joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, as full-time faculty in July of 2012. She recently completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU, where she holds a joint appointment. Dr. Bengtzen currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for the OHSU Emergency Medicine residency program where she also completed her residency in 2011. Her professional interests include sports sideline emergency action planning, sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes, community education, acute musculoskeletal injuries, and facilitating injured athletes of all ages and experience levels to return safely back to exercise. In her free time you may find her playing soccer, making a home cooked meal or traveling and taking photos of her adventures.


  • M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia 2011
  • Residency:

    • Residency: Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2011
  • Fellowship:

    • Primary Care Sports Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2012
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine Sports Medicine Subspecialty.

Honors and awards

  • 2015 Named one of Portland's 2015 Top Doctors in Sports Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2010-2011 Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine Residency - OHSU
  • 2011 Humanitarian Award, Emergency Medicine Residency - OHSU
  • 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA): House staff, Oregon Chapter
  • 2010 Golden ROSE (Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence) Award - OHSU
  • 2002 Senior thesis: The Development of Learning: 10-year-olds and Neurobiology, awarded Magna cum laude - Harvard University
  • 2002 Sally and Cresap Moore Prize for outstanding academic work in interdisciplinary studies - Harvard University

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