Rachel Kutteruf, M.D., Generalist

Rachel Kutteruf, M.D., Generalist USAP Bio

About Me
I am the Chief of Neuroanesthesiology at USAP-WA and the Medical Director of the Preadmission Clinic for Swedish Hospital's Seattle-area campuses. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and came to Seattle for my Neuroanesthesiology fellowship at UW, having lived throughout the country during my undergraduate and medical training. I chose to specialize in anesthesiology because I am fascinated by the real-time interaction of physiology and pharmacology that plays out in the operating room.

Personal Interests
In my free time, I love to travel with my husband and two children and spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and exploring.

Areas of Clinical Interests
I specialize in caring for patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, including surgeries for brain tumors, aneurysms, vascular anomalies, and complex spine conditions. I also am dedicated to perioperative patient optimization, ensuring patients are adequately prepared for surgery and have the best surgical outcomes.

Board Certification

Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Neuroanesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC

Medical/Graduate School
M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington DC

Kutteruf R, Vezina G, Bouton TC, Bhatt R, Packer RJ, Acosta MT. “Brain malformation in patients with neurofibromatosis 1”. Annals of Neurology, 2008; 64(Suppl 12):S34.

Bhatt R, Vezina G, Bouton TC, Kutteruf, R, Packer RJ, Acosta MT. “Neurofibromatosis type 1: are severity and frequency of T2H associated with a higher risk for development of non-visual pathway tumors?” Annals of Neurology, 2008; 64(Suppl 12):S33.

Acosta MT, Walsh KS, Kardel PG, Kutteruf R, Bhatt RR, Bouton TC, Vezina LG, Packer RJ. “Cognitive profiles of neurofibromatosis type 1 patients with minor brain malformations.” Pediatric Neurology, 2012; 46(4):231-234.

Kutteruf R, Wells D, Stephens L, Posner KL, Lee LA, Domino KB. “Injury and liability associated with spine surgery.” Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2018; 30(2):156-162.

Kutteruf R, Yang JT, Hecker JG, Kinney GA, Furman MA, Sharma D. “Incidence and risk factors for intraoperative seizure during elective craniotomy.” Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2019; 31(2):234-240.

Kutteruf R. “Anesthesia for traumatic brain injury”. In: Textbook for Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care. H Prabhakar, Z Ali eds. Springer; 2014.

Kutteruf R, Rozet I, Domino KB. “Care of the acutely unstable patient.” In: Cottrell and Young’s Neuroanesthesia (6th edition). JE Cottrell, WL Young eds. Mosby Elsevier; 2016.