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Rachel Rhodes | Medical Services


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Rachel Rhodes | Education

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Graduate School

Boston University

Boston, MA

Rachel Rhodes | Professional History

Rachel grew up in Frederick, Maryland, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and Boston University. She did her clinical fellowship at South Shore Hospital as an inpatient clinician working in the Special Care Nursery (level II NICU) with neonates, as well as with acute swallowing disorders in the adult population. She transitioned to a role at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) where she worked as the feeding specialist for the hospital's level III NICU completing bedside assessments for infants with feeding difficulties, and continued her work as an inpatient clinician with adults and geriatrics in completing diagnostic clinical assessments, modified barium swallow studies and Passy Muir Valve evaluations for patients status post tracheostomy. She worked as the primary SLP in the outpatient Huntington's Disease Program named a Center for Excellence, and did some training in the Head and Neck Cancer Program including instrumental assessment and targeted swallowing therapy for patients post radiation treatment.

Rachel now works for Boston Children's Hospital inpatient feeding team predominantly working with infants and children post surgical intervention with diagnoses including though not limited to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), gastroschisis, OEIS syndrome, and short bowel syndrome, as well as covering the medical and surgical ICUs. She continues to do inpatient and outpatient modified barium swallow studies, and has training in completing FEES in collaboration with the inpatient ORL team.