Rachel Wolfson, MD

Pediatric Critical Care | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Co-Director, Scholarship and Discovery for Pritzker School of Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Rachel Wolfson, MD, is a specialist in pediatric critical care. She provides care for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, as well as in the pediatric sedation service. Her primary clinical interests are sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Dr. Wolfson’s non-clinical interests focus on medical school education. She is working to identify variables that impact changes in students’ intention to pursue academic careers over the course of their medical school training, with a particular interest in the impact of mentor-mentee relationships. Dr. Wolfson serves on the Summer Research Program Steering Committee, and as the leader of the national Scholarly Concentrations Collaborative. In addition, she is involved in the medical school as a member of the Admissions Committee.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory Failure

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2000

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English