64501-Pacyna, Rachel

Rachel R. Pacyna, MD, BS

Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGY 1
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Dr. Rachel Rolinski Pacyna grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL. She attended undergrad at Michigan State University where she studied Neuroscience and Spanish. After graduation, she pursued a two-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before attending medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Pacyna is thrilled to be staying in the Midwest for residency and joining the IUSM family. Her clinical interests include medical education, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and reproductive justice. In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing tennis, attending live music performances, and trying new cuisines.

Key Publications

Pacyna RR, Cipriani NA, Mathew MS, Kim JS. IgG4-related disease mimicking gynecologic malignancy. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2023 Jan 18;45:101137. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2023.101137. PMID: 36714372; PMCID: PMC9879761.

Pacyna RR, Han SD, Wroblewski KE, McClintock MK, Pinto JM. Rapid olfactory decline during aging predicts dementia and GMV loss in AD brain regions. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Jul 28. doi: 10.1002/alz.12717. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35899859.

Schreiber JM, Wiggs E, Cuento R, Norato G, Dustin IH, Rolinski R, Austermuehle A, Zhou X, Inati SK, Gibson KM, Pearl PL, Theodore WH. A Randomized Controlled Trial of SGS-742, a γ-aminobutyric acid B (GABA-B) Receptor Antagonist, for Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency. J Child Neurol. 2021 Nov;36(13-14):1189-1199. PMID: 34015244.

Rolinski R, You X, Gonzalez-Castillo J, Norato G, Reynolds RC, Inati SK, Theodore WH. Language lateralization from task-based and resting state functional MRI in patients with epilepsy. Hum Brain Mapp. 2020 Aug 1;41(11):3133-3146. PMID: 32329951.

Rolinski R, Austermuehle A, Wiggs E, Agrawal S, Sepeta LN, Gaillard WD, Zaghloul KA, Inati SK, Theodore WH. Functional MRI and direct cortical stimulation: Prediction of postoperative language decline. Epilepsia. 2019 Mar;60(3):560-570. PMID: 30740700.

Titles & Appointments

  • Resident Appointee
  • Education
    2023 MD University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    2016 BS Michigan State University
  • Awards
    Org: Society for Neuroscience
    Desc: Trainee Professional Development Award
    Date: 2020-01-01
    Org: Feed1st Lindau Lab, University of Chicago Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Desc: Distinguished Service Award
    Date: 2020-01-01

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