Rachel Koski

Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Rachel Koski specializes in newborn ICU care which involves premature and full term infants. She received her medical training out towards the east coast including her Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at the University of Connecticut. Since completing her training, she now returns to Minnesota as her family is originally from the Twin Cities area.

Dr. Koski's academic interests involve scientific research with neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. She focuses her work in the lab on possible neuroprotectant factors that can possibly be beneficial to infants with this brain injury. She is excited to be at the University of Minnesota to continue her research!

Research Summary

Dr. Koski's research interest includes neuroprotectant factors for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. 


DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
MA in Biomedical Sciences, Kansas City University, Kansas City, Missouri

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York, United States
Fellowship in Basic Science Research, Neuroprotection in Hypoxia Ischemic Brain Injury,
Global Healthcare Elective
Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine,
University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Children’s
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Licensures and Certifications

General Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



Pediatric Neonatology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Jennifer Beckman
Administrative Email: jbeckman@umn.edu
Administrative Fax Number: 612-624-8176