Driven by an innate love for the sciences that stemmed from her vocational experience during college, Rebecca A. Brauch, MD, was equally inspired to enter the field of medicine by her abiding compassion for others. Desiring to make a difference in patients’ lives, she attended the University of Kentucky, receiving a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2002. She went on to receive a Doctor of Medicine from the Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky in 2008. Furthering her edification and medical training, Dr. Brauch completed a residency in psychiatry at New York University in 2008, as well as a residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Ohio in 2014. For the following two years, she pursued a fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Brauch cites that a highlight of her career has been graduating from her medical residencies, having been most proud of educating herself regarding excellent patient care. She says that she has earned positive feedback from her patients for improved health outcomes.
Dr. Brauch commenced her pronounced career as a nurse assistant at a local hospital, where she remained for one year. Following the receipt of her medical degree, she served as a house staff association treasurer at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in 2009. Moreover, while pursuing her formal medical training, she was the house staff association president at Cleveland Clinic Akron General between 2013 and 2014. Dr. Brauch then thrived with Medical Associates of Cambridge, Inc., from 2017 to 2020 before joining Holzer Health System in Gallipolis, Ohio. Remaining there as an internal medicine and infectious disease physician in Holzer Medical Center until 2021, Dr. Brauch has excelled as a physician in home health evaluations at Signify Health since 2022. She holds medical licenses in Ohio and Florida.
While well-versed in medical matters, Dr. Brauch has also lent her expertise to the University of Louisville, where she served as a teaching assistant on its microstructure and development course. In addition, she has been a frequent presenter in the field and contributes to a myriad of professional journals. More recently, she co-authored several reports, such as “Successful Treatment of Clostridium difficile Bacteremia with Aortic Mycotic Aneurysm in a Patient with Prior Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair” in Case Reports in Infectious Disease in 2017, “TCT-726 Characteristics and Outcomes of Clopidogrel Responder and Hypo-responder Patients Post Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2013, and “Qualitative Study of Improving Preceptor Feedback Delivery on Professionalism to Postgraduate Year 1 Residents through Education, Observation, and Reflection” in The Oschner Journal in 2013.
Dr. Brauch has been civically involved in numerous community initiatives, serving as a volunteer and donor for her local animal shelter. Additionally, she was a member of St. Bernard’s Pantry in Newport, Kentucky, and a volunteer for Sister Maddalena in 2010. Previously, she was a volunteer and fundraiser for Jill King from 2009 to 2010 and Mental Health America in 2009, a counselor for Tender Mercies from 2008 to 2009 and Sober Living from 2005 to 2008, and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity International from 2004 to 2005. She has also contributed to Mother of God Catholic Church and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
To commemorate her accomplishments, Dr. Brauch has been bestowed with many accolades, having most recently earned recognition with the Best Consult Service Award in 2016. Prior to that, she received various honors in anesthesia, psychiatry, clinical neuroscience, physiology, microstructure and development, and special accommodations in internal medicine. Attributing a great deal of her success to her determination, her family, and her upbringing of proper values, she intends to continue her work as a physician in the coming years with a particular focus on community involvement. Further, Dr. Brauch aims to become more involved in research and disseminating her findings through academia. She lives and works by the phrase, “My values in life are to improve people’s lives, be a good person, help others, and be caring and loving.”