Rachel Strykowski, MD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I find the multi-disciplinary approach to care in the intensive care unit and pulmonary clinic to be inspiring, motivating, and essential to providing the best care for our patients.”

Clinical Expertise

Through specialization in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Strykowski provides acute care in the Medical ICU as well as maintaining a practice as a pulmonary consultant and clinic physician. She has expertise in interstitial lung disease, particularly related to sarcoidosis.


  • Strykowski R., Poonawalla M., Tyker A, Ventura I., Lee C., Jablonski R., Vij R., Chung J., Strek M., Adegunsoye A. (April 04, 2022) Mortality Risk From COVID-19 Among Unvaccinated Subjects with Autoimmune Phenotypes of Interstitial Lung Disease. Cureus 14(4): e23808. doi:10.7759/cureus.23808.
  • Scarpato B.*, Strykowski R.*, Lawrence R., Khan S., Newman J., Khan S., Newman J., Spring M., Gupta V., Patel J., Cohen R., Sloan J., Nouraie S., Klings E. Risk factors for Venous Thromboembolism and clinical outcomes in adults with sickle cell disease. Thrombosis Update. In press, Journal Pre-proof. 2022 February. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tru.2022.100101. *denotes co-authorship.
  • Strykowski R., Adegunsoye A. Molecular Pathways in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pathogenesis: Transcending Barriers to Optimally Targeted Pharmacotherapies. EBioMedicine. 2021 May;67:103373
  • Tyker, A., Ventura, I.B., Lee, C.T., Strykowski, R., Nicole Garcia et al. High-titer rheumatoid factor seropositivity predicts mediastinal lymphadenopathy and mortality in rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease. Sci Rep 11, 22821 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-02066-9.
  • Gupta, V., Strykowski, R., Scarpato, B., Lawrence, R., Khan, S., Patel, J., Seyed-Mehdi, N., Cohen, R., Sloan, M., and Klings, E. (2020) The effect of anticoagulant choice on venous thromboembolism recurrence and bleeding in sickle cell disease. American Journal of Hematology (July, 2020) https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.25923.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Internal Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Society
  • Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Boston University Chapter
  • American Thoracic Society


  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine-Critical Care
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Medicine


  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA