Rachel Rongstad, M.D.

Position: CPF/Vanderbilt Resident Board Member

Each fiscal year, CPF requests that the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center supplies us with a representative from their resident program to sit on our board. This year they have selected Dr. Rachel Rongstad to fulfill this role.

Rachel was born in Gainesville, Florida, but grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where she was raised as a true Wisconsinite with a love for cheese curds, boating, and the first big thaw of springtime. She moved to Minnesota for her undergrad at St. Olaf College, where she majored in mathematics and played for the women’s basketball team. She returned home for medical school, and loved being back close to family and spending free weekends cheering on the Badgers and Packers. Rachel enjoyed spending summers doing public health research on food insecurity as well as serving at a local brewpub.