Rebecca Carter Engels, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director of Consult and Co-Management Services
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Quality Improvement; Care Coordination; Health Outcomes more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 443-287-3631 | Fax: 410-502-0923
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Dr. Becca Engels is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed a dual degree MD/MPH at Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Rollins School of Public Health with a focus in Health Policy. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory as well where she participated in the Healthcare Management track.

Dr. Engel's interests include quality improvement, patient outcomes, and care coordination. She is the director for the consult service in the Division of Hospital Medicine. more


  • Director of Consult and Co-Management Services
  • Co-Director of Medical Progressive Care Unit (IMC)
  • Clinical Co-Lead
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD MPH; Emory University School of Medicine (2017)


  • Internal Medicine; Emory University School of Medicine (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Engels R, Graziani C, Higgins I, Thompson J, Kaplow E, Vettes T, Massart A. Impact of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders on Nursing Clinical Decision Making. South Med J. 2020 Jul;113(7).

Engels, R, Gullickson, C, Hamoda, R, Kim, J, Schiff, J. Providing Linguistically Competent Care for Refugee Patients in Clarkston, Georgia: An Inter-professional Quality Improvement Team Initiative. Am J Med Quality 2019; 34(4):414. doi: 10.1177/1062860619843289.

Sturzu AC, Rajarajan K, Passer D, Plonowska K, Riley A, Tan TC, Sharma A, Xu AF, Engels MC, Feistritzer R, Li G, Selig MK, Geissler R, Robertson KD, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Domian IJ, Wu SM. Fetal Mammalian Heart Generates a Robust Compensatory Response to Cell Loss. Circulation 2015; 132(2): 109-21; doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011490.

Engels MC, Rajarajan K, Feistritzer R, Sharma A, Nielsen UB, Schalij MJ, de Vries AAF, Pijnappels DA, Wu SM. IGF promotes cardiac lineage induction in vitro by selective expansion of early mesoderm. Stem Cells 2014; 32(6):1493-502. doi: 10.1002/stem.1660.

Gregoire S, Karra R, Passer D, Deutsch MA, Krane M, Feistritzer R, Sturzu A, Domian I, Saga Y, Wu SM. Essential and unexpected role of Yin Yang 1 to promote mesodermal cardiac differentiation. Circ Res 2013;112(6):900-10.

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