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After earning her bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Rachel Dillard, MD, attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where she completed her medical degree in 2019. She remained at UTMB for her Obstetrics and Gynecology internship and residency, which she completed in 2020 and 2023, respectively. Dr. Dillard joined Kelsey-Seybold in August 2023.

Dr. Dillard was inspired to become a physician by the doctors who cared for her ill father when she was young. She strives to provide patient-centered women’s healthcare for patients at all stages in their lives, whether they need well woman exams, prenatal care, menopausal care, gynecological surgery, or anything in between. She enjoys building relationships with patients and being there for them through big milestones and hard times.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: August 2023

Awards & Publications


  • Resident achievement award for outstanding Minimally Invasive Surgery Resident 2023; resident teaching awards voted on by medical students


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts

  • Boukovalas, S., Dillard, R., Qiu, S., Cole, E. Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson's Tumor): Diagnosis the Plastic Surgeon Should Be Aware of. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 2017, Jan; 5(e1122): NA.
    • Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28203491. Pub Status: Published.
  • Uribe G1, Villéger R, Bressollier P, Dillard RN, Worthley DL, Wang TC, Powell DW, Urdaci MC, Pinchuk IV. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG increases cyclooxygenase-2 expression and prostaglandin E2 secretion in colonic myofibroblasts via a MyD88-dependent mechanism during homeostasis. Cellular Microbiology. 2018, Jun; Epub ahead of pring(e12871): NA.
    • Cited in PubMed; PMID: 29920917. Pub Status: Published.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts (Other than Published)

  • Ly P, Dillard R, Padilla P, Boukovalas S, Zapata-Sirvent R, Phillips L. Medical Tourism and Postoperative Infections: A Systematic Literature Review of Causative Organisms and Empiric Treatment. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018, Jul; Pub Status: Accepted.

Poster Presentation

  • Dillard, R., Villarreal, S. (April, 2021). Improving Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, and Pregnancy of Unknown Location Follow Up and Management. Poster presented at: 6th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Poster Session; Galveston, TX, USA.
  • Boson, A., Dillard, R., Tran, J., Boukovalas, S., Malone, H., Wagner Jr., R., Cole, E. (October, 2016). A Systematic Review of Lower Lip Anatomy, Mechanics of Local Flaps, and Special Considerations. Poster presented at: Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; Bastrop, TX, USA.
  • Dillard, R., Uribe, G., Villeger R., Powell, D.W., Urdaci, M.C., Pinchuk, I.V. (June, 2016). Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG induces COX-2-derived PGE2 production via MyD88 signaling in colonic stroma. Poster presented at: Medical Student Summer Research Program; Galveston, TX, USA.
  • Priscilla Ly, Rachel Dillard, Pablo Padilla. (October, 2017). Medical Tourism: A literature review of causative organisms and empiric treatment. Poster presented at: Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; Fort Worth, TX, USA.

Oral Presentation

  • Uribe, G., Villeger R., Dillard, R., Powell, D.W., Urdaci, M.C., Pinchuk, I.V. (April, 2017). Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG stimulates COX-2-derived PGE2 predominantly in colonic (myo)fibroblasts via a MyD88 dependent mechanism. Oral Presentation presented at: National Student Research Forum; Galveston, TX, USA.


  • UTMB Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Galveston, TX. Quality Improvement project converting tracking system for patients with molar or ectopic pregnancy from physical book system to an epic list.
03/2018 - 04/2018
  • UTMB Robotic and Urogynecologic Program, Galveston, TX. Acting Intern, Dr. Sami G. Kilic. Performed a literature review and co-wrote an IRB submission for a clinical study on the “Impact of total laparoscopic/robotic hysterectomy versus supracervical hysterectomy on efficacy of minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy with tunneling.
03/2018 - 04/2018
  • UTMB Robotic and Urogynecology Department, Galveston, TX. Acting Intern, Dr. Sami G. Kilic. Quality Improvement project on the surgical and quality of life outcomes of tunneling versus non-tunneling approaches during robotic sacrocolpopexy.
07/2017 - 06/2018
  • Student Continuity of Practice Experience, League City, TX. Student, Dr. Hemamilini Pilla. Quality improvement project on increasing rates of education and use of long-term reversible contraceptive options in Dr. Pilla’s patient panel.
05/2016 - 05/2017
  • UTMB Department of Internal Medicine, Galveston, TX, United States Student Researcher, Iryna Pinchuk, PhD. Research project: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG increases COX-2 expression and PGE2 secretion in colonic myofibroblasts via a MyD88-dependent mechanism during homeostasis.
    • Cultured fibroblasts.
    • Performed Western Blots
    • Performed PCR experiments
    • Performed mouse necropsies for colonic tissue

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Dillard enjoys spending time with her family and young son. She also enjoys traveling, playing golf, reading, and attending performances regularly at the Alley theatre.

Medical School

  • University of Texas Medical Branch, 2019


  • Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch, 2020; Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, 2023

Dr. Dillard is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


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  • HCA Houston Healthcare - Clear Lake

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