43097-Katzenellenbogen, Rachel

Rachel A. Katzenellenbogen, MD

Richard E. and Pauline P. Klingler Professor of Pediatrics

HS 1001
Indianapolis, IN
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Meet Rachel Katzenellenbogen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xt2nhkr_fg

Rachel Katzenellenbogen is the chief of the Adolescent Medicine division. She is the Richard E. and Pauline P. Klingler Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. She completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1999) and trained in pediatrics (2002), adolescent medicine (2005), and STD research (2006) at the University of Washington. She is board certified in general pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Rachel Katzenellenbogen sees patients in adolescent medicine.

The Katzenellenbogen Laboratory conducts research on human papillomavirus and the cancers associated with this infection at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.  Dr. Katzenellenbogen is the co-leader of the IUSCCC Cancer Prevention and Control program, and she is the co-director of the Center for HPV Research with Dr. Katy Head.  Dr. Katzenellenbogen is also a member of the Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program through the Department of Pediatrics, and she mentors trainees in research projects.

Dr. Katzenellenbogen co-authored a book, Women Rock Science:  A Pocket Guide for Success in Clinical Academic Research Careers, in 2019 and its second edition in 2024.  The book focuses on how women can grow and thrive in today’s clinical research environment.

Titles & Appointments

  • Richard E. and Pauline P. Klingler Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine
  • Education
    2006 Fellowship University of Washington
    2005 Fellowship University of Washington
    2002 Residency University of Washington
    1999 MD Johns Hopkins University
    1994 BA Harvard College
  • Research

    The Katzenellenbogen Laboratory conducts research on human papillomavirus (HPV).  HPV is a very common infection, affecting more than 75% of the adult population.  HPV is categorized as high-risk or low-risk, based on its association with cancer; nearly 5% of cancers worldwide are caused by HPV.  In the Katzenellenbogen Laboratory, the focus is on the host-pathogen interactions that activate oncogenic pathways and dysregulate typical cellular processes to permit cancer development and progression of HPV-associated cancers.  The laboratory conducts fundamental molecular biology studies and works to link those models of disease to true pathophysiology in people.  

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Cancer Research
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Pediatric Society
    American Society for Microbiology
    American Society for Microbiology
    American Society for Preventive Oncology
    International Papillomavirus Society
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
    Society for Pediatric Research
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Awards
    Org: American Pediatric Society
    Desc: Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award
    Scope: International
    Date: 2024-01-01
    Org: Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund
    Desc: Showalter Scholar
    Scope: National
    Date: 2019-01-01
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Scope: National
    Date: 1999-01-01

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