Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)

Rahel Nardos

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-3111

Office Address:
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware, MMC 395, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Brenda Olson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)

Director, Global Women's Health, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)

Associate Professor in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)

MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2003

Residency of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St. Louis

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University

MCR, Clinical Research, Oregon Health and Science University

Schedule an Appointment:

Minneapolis - M Health Fairview Women's Clinic (Riverside): 612-273-7111

M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center: 612-273-8383


Rahel Nardos was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She received a scholarship to attend Franklin and Marshall college where she earned her BS in Biopsychology. A Yale School of Medicine graduate, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis. Following her residency, Dr. Nardos spent one year as staff surgeon at the Addis Ababa Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its multiple satellite medical centers in Ethiopia where served women with childbirth injuries. She then returned to the United States and completed her fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, as well as her master’s degree in clinical research at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

Dr Nardos joined the University of Minnesota in August 2020 as associate professor in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) and also as the Director of Global Women’s Health within the Center of Global Health and Social Responsibility. In her new role, Dr Nardos hopes to support global and local partnerships that elevate the health of women in underserved communities through interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations that strengthen health systems through education, research, clinical care and community outreach. The meaningful difference she aspires to make is to leverage her unique worldview and life experience as an immigrant to serve as a human bridge, and to harness the collective wisdom and passion of our community so that quality and affordable healthcare is accessible to every woman, irrespective of the lottery of her birthplace.