Rachel Bardowell, MD, FACP

Rachel Bardowell, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Rachel Bardowell, MD, FACP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Fellow of the American College of Physicians with special interests and training in Quality and Safety and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She is Vice Chief of Safety and Quality for the Division of Hospital Medicine as well as Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine for Inpatient Safety and Quality.  For the Internal Medicine residency program she is a member of the Core Faculty and Co-Director of POCUS. She attends on a mix of the General Medicine Inpatient teaching service (FIRM medicine), Procedure team, and Hospitalist Direct Care. Areas of interest include curriculum development in POCUS, patient flow, and high value care.


  • BS, Neuroscience: University of Miami, Miami, FL (2005)
  • Medical Degree: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (2009)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine, inpatient care, patient safety


Anticipated: Mulkareddy, V., Bardowell, R. Top Ten Work-ups. In: T. Cielsielski (Ed): Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide

Bardowell, R., Meyer, A. (2017). Dyspnea. In: T. Cielsielski (Ed): Washington Manual of General Internal Medicine. Lipincott Williams &Wilkins.

Meyer, A., Bardowell, R. (2017). Approach to pre-operative care. In T. Cielsielski (Ed): Washington Manual of General Internal Medicine. Lipincott Williams &Wilkins.

Bardowell R, Mahoney, R. (2015). Wheezing: Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 4(3): 297-312. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ehmc.2015.03.002

Fondahn, E., Bardowell, R. (2015). Hospitalists and Quality Improvement: A Natural Pairing. SGIM Forum 38(3): 7, 10. http://www.sgim.org/publications/sgim-forum/past-issues/2015-forum-issues#sthash.mu8HwYDg.dpuf.

Chakinala M, McEvoy C., Russell, T.D., Bardowell R., Chen A., Rosenbluth D.B. (2013).Pulmonary diseases. In: H. Godara, A. Hirbe, M. Nassif, H. Otepka & A. Rosenstock (eds): The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics (pp. 322-376). 34th Ed. Lipincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1-4511-8851-6

Bello-Quintero C, Bardowell R. (2009). Physical assessment skills. In: R. E. Nemire & K. L. Kier (eds): Pharmacy Student Survival Guide. (pp. 235-260). 2nd Ed. McGraw Hill.    ISBN: 978-0-07-160387-4