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Rachel Gilgoff, MD

Rachel Gilgoff, MD grew up in Southern California. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Molecular and Cell Biology and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, and her medical degree at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She completed her pediatric residency in the Adolescent Medicine Department at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Most recently, Dr. Gilgoff completed an additional training as a Certified Integrative Psychiatric Provider, which, combined with her other training and experience, she is now using to offer Parent and Teen Coaching at GetzWell.

As a pediatrician, Dr. Gilgoff brings a multidisciplinary approach to stress, trauma, healing, and well-being. In 2012, she learned about the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study which found that ACEs are extremely common and that they are associated with increased risk for heart disease, asthma, cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and suicide. Knowing that childhood trauma and chronic stress could have lasting impacts on our health and well-being, she has made it her personal and professional mission to help her family and patients prevent and heal traumatic stress.

She is currently an advisor with the California Aces Aware Initiative, an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a co-Principal Investigator on Systems-based, Multidisciplinary Assessment of Adversity and Toxic Stress for Individualized Care (The SYSTEMAATIC Project), an ACEs and Precision Medicine research project through the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM).

Rachel Gilgoff is board certified in General Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrics, and Integrative Medicine. She enjoys being an advisor, researcher, science writer, and mother of two amazing teens. She is passionate about improving care for stress-related health issues and promoting lifelong health and wellness.

“There is no better pediatric office you can bring your child for care!

Everyone who is part of this office is absolutely amazing and we always leave the office visit feeling so very grateful that wonderful people like this exist in the healthcare world! [They are] interested in the WHOLE child – physically, emotionally, socially. Incredibly thorough, caring and knowledgeable. Hands down, there is no one better.”



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