Payne Rachel

Rachel Payne, MD

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am committed to providing high quality care tailored to the needs of HCMC’s unique and diverse patient population. I work to provide patients and families with the information they need to make complex decisions that are in alignment with their individual needs and goals.”

Clinical Expertise

I am board certified in General Surgery with specialized fellowship training in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. I also have a special interest in ECMO and am a member of HCMC’s ECMO cannulation team.


  • R.Payne, Blunt aortic injuries in the new era: radiologic findings and polytrauma risk assessment dictates management strategy. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2019 Dec;45(6):951-957. doi: 10.1007/s00068-019-01163-9. Epub 2019 Jun 21.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • General Surgery, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Women in Surgery
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Physicians for a National Health Program


“I am passionate about healthcare systems and am an advocate for universal healthcare. I also enjoy boating, especially rowing and kayaking, as well as spoiling my cats.”