Rachel Lynn Marek, MD
Rachel Lynn Marek, MD
- Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US
- MD from University of Michigan
- 05/2003 - Ann Arbor, Michigan United States
Professional StatementDr. Rachel Marek received her medical degree from the University of Michigan and then completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For ten years, she worked as a community pediatric hospitalist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital acting as medical director for eight years as well as department chair for two years until she transitioned in July 2016 to Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands to become the medical director of the pediatric hospitalist program which she led for the next seven years. In July 2023, Dr. Marek became the Chief Medical Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands where she hopes to continue to foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork, collegiately, and communication keeping patients and families at the center of our mission.
Since joining Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Marek established a robust faculty development program at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands offering monthly faculty development opportunities and yearly half-day symposiums to help further develop the academic careers of those faculty working in the community. She also established a Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Awards Committee which coaches and promotes faculty to apply for the Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Awards for Excellence in Patient Care. This committee also celebrates the outstanding work of the entire staff at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands through the Annual Values Awards which recognizes those who exemplify the Texas Children’s Hospital values of amplify unity, embrace freedom, lead tirelessly, and live compassionately.
Dr. Marek has been involved nationally with community pediatric hospitalists co-chairing the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine Community Hospital Sub-Committee with Dr. Jeff Brown from April 2012 – July 2016. She also served on the national leadership team on pediatric hospital medicine sub-board certification. Dr. Marek is an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine Executive Committee and is currently chair elect. She participated on the planning committee for the national Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference from 2019-2022 which has 1800+ attendees each summer. Dr. Marek has spoken at many regional and national conferences and focuses her non-clinical time on advancing community pediatric hospital medicine and leadership development.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
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