Rachel E. Wilson, PA-C, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine


Rachel Wilson is a Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

She greatly enjoys working with children and their families to provide the best possible care and guide them through their care. Pediatrics often involve forming long-term relationships with patients and their families, and Rachel enjoys the bond she shares with each of her patients.

Rachel especially enjoys educating patients, families and students. She does research on and works on improving ways to treat patients and practice medicine. She is currently studying and working on improving the care and management of patients who need a special kind of feeding tube. She helps take care of children during their hospital stay, sees patients in an out-patient clinic, performs minor medical procedures and assists in the OR. She has also enjoyed participating in several medical mission trips around the world and hopes to continue these trips.

Rachel earned her B.S. degree and her Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is certified as a physician assistant.

Rachel is an avid sports fan. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, dancing and spending time with her husband, young son and puppy.


  • B.S., 2008, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • M.S., 2010, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Certifications:

    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2010-present

Honors and awards

  • 2019-2020 OHSU Continuing Professional Development Clinical Star Award

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Portland-Vancouver Physician Assistant Society

Areas of interest

  • Minor clinical procedures, feeding tubes, global health


Selected publications

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26995593 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25442983 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23561817 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23601962 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25406265 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24521951 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25281704


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