Rachel Egler

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Rachel Egler, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division: Hematology / Oncology


Rachel Egler, MD, is a pediatric cancer specialist (hematology and oncology) and Director of Outpatient Services for the Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Egler is board certified in pediatrics and hematology-oncology, and her special interest is pediatric oncology. She joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2008 from Texas Children’s Cancer Center- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

She graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and completed a post-baccalaureate year at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. She earned her doctorate in medicine from Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. She served a residency in pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. While attending at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, she obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Research from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Egler’s clinical research interest is in the treatment of pediatric solid tumors, including neuroblastoma, sarcomas, germ cell tumors and other rare pediatric cancers. She currently is part of a Children’s Oncology Group clinical trial committee on the treatment of children with germ cell tumors, a unique type of tumor most common in infants and teens ages 15 – 19. She is Primary Investigator on an outcomes study of children with sacrococcygeal teratomas, a type of germ cell tumor. She has participated in research presented at prestigious international and national medical meetings, including the International Society of Paediatric Oncology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology.

Dr. Egler has published 10 articles since 2005 in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, primarily on the molecular basis for pediatric cancers, and she is a reviewer for several journals, including Cancer Epidemiology, International Journal of Cancer and Pediatrics.

She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Children’s Oncology Group, American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Egler chairs the University Hospitals Cancer Institutional Review Board. She is also the Associate Director of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship.

Research Interests
• Germ cell tumors

Honors and Recognition
• Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2012-2014
• Annual Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellows’ Teaching Award, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, 2013
• Top Oncologist, US News & World Report, 2011, 2012