Rakes Lauren, M.D.

Specialties: Pediatric Critical Care



  • Pediatric Critical Care, Seattle Children’s Hospital — Seattle, WA (2014-2017)


  • Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital — Seattle, WA (2010-2013)

Medical school

  • Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University — Indianapolis, IN (2006-2010)


  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, DePauw University – Greencastle, IN (2002-2006)

Professional interests

  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Safety
  • Hospital Administration

Board Certification

  • General Pediatrics


  • Jones M, Rakes, L, Yochum M, Dunn G, Wurster S, Kinney K, Hazel W. The proximate control of pupal color in swallowtail butterflies: Implications for the evolution of environmentally cued pupal color in butterflies. J Insect Physiol. 2007 Jan; 53(1): 40-6 PMID: 17098249
  • Dubberke E, Reske K, Srivastava A, Sadhu J, Young R, Rakes L, Dieckgraefe B, DiPersio J, Fraser V. Clostridium difficile-Associated Disease in Allogenic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients: Risk Associations, Protective Associations and Outcomes. Clinical Transplantation. 2010 Apr; 24(2): 192-8 PMID: 19624693
  • Anghelescu D, Rakes L, Shearer J, Bikhazi G. Prevention of emergence agitation in seven children receiving low-dose ketamine and Propofol total intravenous anesthesia. AANA. 2011 Jun; 79(3): 238-42. PMID: 21751692
  • Rakes L, King M, Johnston B, Chesnut R, Grant R, Vavilala M. Development and Implementation of a Standardized Pathway in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016 Nov; 5(1). PMID 27933158

Dr. Rakes graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Biochemistry. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and critical care training at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her areas of interest are quality improvement, patient safety and hospital administration. When outside of the hospital, Dr. Rakes enjoys hiking, traveling and exploring local restaurants.