Rakesh Engineer, MD

Rakesh Engineer, MD
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Department Center for Emergency Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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About Rakesh Engineer, MD

Rakesh Engineer, MD, FACEP was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his bachelor of science in 1992 and medical doctorate in 1996 from The Ohio State University. He performed his internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals/Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.  He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Spectrum Health (Butterworth Hospital)/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2001.  He returned to Cleveland to be with his family and was appointed to the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in 2001. 

Dr. Engineer is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He became a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Medicine in 2004.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Spectrum Health-Downtown Campus (formerly Butterworth Hospital)
Emergency Medicine
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Early in his career, Dr. Engineer was active in the Lerner College of Medicine of the Case School of Medicine. He developed the curriculum for the Emergency Medicine and Undifferentiated Care block, worked to coordinate the rotation with other clinical sites within the city, and was active in the national organization, Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Engineer is currently the Director of Best Practices & Innovations in the Emergency Services Institute at Cleveland Clinic.  He chairs the Best Practices & Care Path Oversight & Governance committee.  He also chairs the Continuing Medical Education committee and participates in the Evidence Based Healthcare & Implementation interest group in the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Engineer is the course director for the annual Current Concepts in Emergency Care in Wailea, Maui run by Emergencies in Medicine.  He is also co-director for their annual conference in Park City, Utah.  He enjoys speaking on a wide variety of topics, but most often lectures on sepsis and syncope.


  • Emergency Medicine

Specialty Interests

Evidence Based Emergency Medicine Practice Improvement Delivery of High Quality, Reliable Emergency Care Value Based Care Chest Pain Rapid Rule Out


  • American College of Emergency Medicine, Fellow (F.A.C.E.P.)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/8/2019, Dr. Engineer has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Engineer serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Emergencies in Medicine, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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