Bio


My clinical focus is the care of people across the age spectrum from adolescence to menopause. I attend to both Obstetric and benign Gynecologic needs in both ambulatory and hospital settings. I strive to provide a holistic approach to consultations for full-scope benign Gyn medical and surgical problems. In my practice of clinical medicine, I strongly value the role of education across all levels, including medical staff, students, resident physicians, patients and their families. I emphasize effective communication, professionalism, and inclusive patient-centered care.

I am actively involved in national and international programs that focus on teaching medical students, residents and faculty. Since completing my residency training, I have worked regularly in international low-resource settings. I have served as Visiting Clinical Faculty in Thomonde, Haiti; at Hospital Nacional Juan Jose Ortega in Coatepeque, Guatemala; and at Orotta School of Medicine in Asmara, Eritrea. I have completed emergency OBGYN field assignments as a clinical consultant for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Sierra Leone and South Sudan. I work as a consultant for an academic partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Health to train local traditional birth attendants, and have developed a long-term partnership to augment the local OBGYN residency program in Coatepeque in the southwest Trifinio region of Guatemala. I was the 2015 Research Fellow in the History of American Ob/Gyn at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Washington DC, where my research focused on the evolution of the management of postpartum hemorrhage in the US from 1903-1940.

My ongoing scholarly activities focus on designing global health curricula for medical trainees from high-resources settings, and supporting medical education in low-resource settings.

Clinical Focus


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Primary/Preventative Care
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention
  • Obstetrical Care & Lactation Support
  • Family Planning & Contraception
  • Menstrual Migraine and Hormonally-triggered Headache Management

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • Director, OBGYN Core Clerkship, Stanford University School of Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • OBGYN Specialty Advisor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2020 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award, OBGYN Residency Program, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO) (2019)
  • Gold-Level Healthcare Provider, Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition (2017)
  • Outstanding Ambulatory Educator, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Osler Attending in OBGYN, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Invited Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society (2013)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016)
  • Research Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington DC, History of American OBGYN (2015)
  • Residency: George Washingon University Medical Ctr OB/Gyn Residency (2013) DC
  • Medical Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine (2009) CO

Community and International Work


  • Global Outreach - Mobile Obstetrics Medical Simulation (GOMOMS), Guatemala

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Sierra Leone

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF), South Sudan

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Suzuki Association of the Americas

    Topic

    Early childhood music talent development

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Bay Area Montessori Association

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Patents


  • Rachel Chan Seay. "United States Patent WIPO International Patent WO/2020/081692 Treatment of Hemorrhage with a Reusable Device", Apr 23, 2020