Rachel A. Coel, MD, PhD, FAAP, CAQSM

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Rachel A. Coel, MD, PhD, FAAP, CAQSM

Medical Director & Staff Physician


Dr. Coel specializes in concussions, fracture care and the prevention and treatment of all sports injuries. She serves as a team physician for Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University, Roosevelt High School, Hawaii Baptist Academy and Spike & Serve volleyball club. Dr. Coel is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Before coming to Queen’s, Dr. Coel served as Co-Medical Director of the sports medicine program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also served as a team physician for the University of Denver Pioneers and Colorado high schools and is a recipient of the Professional Research Consultants Patient Perception 5-Star Award for National Excellence in Healthcare.

Dr. Coel grew up in Kailua and is a graduate of Punahou School. She was a competitive NCAA collegiate rower at the University of California at Berkeley. She enjoys surfing; hiking; biking; eating dessert; and spending time with her husband, young daughter and son.

Education & Training

PhD in Social Work: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Residency: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Fellowship: University of Colorado, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Professional Credentials


  • Board-Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board-Certified as a Sports Medicine Sub-Specialist