Dr. Rachel Randall earned her private pilot's license when she was a teen and uses these skills in her medical practice today. "I think being a pilot helps me to be the best surgeon that I can be because there are so many similarities between a flight and surgery with standardizations to ensure safety," she said.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Randall treats a wide range of musculoskeletal problems involving bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments in both adults and children, with no age limits. She primarily helps children and young adults with limb deformities, malalignment, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, spasticity, infections, sports health including injured athletes, and complex fractures.
Her goal is to help her patients have good long-term results through early diagnosis. "Recognizing problems early and treating them appropriately to prevent significant troubles in the future is what I am most passionate about," she said.
Dr. Randall recognizes there are different ways to approach each health problem. She works to ensure her patient's needs, and goals are considered as she makes recommendations. "Every patient and family is unique, and I take everyone's voice seriously using shared decision-making," she said.
Dr. Randall earned her medical degree at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and her fellowship training at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio in 2018.
She also enjoys the artistic side of her work and shares it with her patients. "Customizing casts is a fun way to make kid's day in clinic or the operating room," she said. "I encourage patients to make their casts and braces their own so they can express themselves in a unique way while they heal."