Rachel Darken, MD, PhD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology
Section Head, General Neurology

Rachel Darken is an associate professor of neurology. Born and raised in Knoxville Tennessee, she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and her medical degree and PhD from the Weill Cornell Medical School and Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York. Darken was a Fulbright Fellow in Spain and later returned to Spain for an EMBO fellowship before completing her neurology residency and a research fellowship at Washington University. In 2010, Darken joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at Washington University.

In addition to a strong interest in resident and fellow education, Darken has a broad clinical interest in different aspects of sleep medicine including among others: disorders of hypersomnia (sleepiness), parasomnias, restless leg syndrome and sleep disordered breathing.