Ever since I was 4 years old, I dreamed of going to the University of Notre Dame and becoming a doctor — high hopes for the first-generation daughter of Italian immigrants that owned a tailor shop. With hard work and determination, plus endless love and support from my family, I participated in numerous activities in high school and graduated Valedictorian of her class at Mishawaka High School. I went on to study and do research in the Honors Program at the University of Notre Dame, receiving my undergraduate degree of a Bachelor of Science in 1989. I then completed my medical degree with 4 years at the Indiana University Graduate School of Medicine in Indianapolis prior to doing my residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. I have published papers in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. I returned in 1996 to the South Bend area to practice medicine and have had extensive experience over the years in treating complex patients prior to joining The South Bend Clinic.
Rachelina Portolesi Bartlett Kvietkus, MD
Practices In: South Bend
Patients Seen: All Ages
211 North Eddy Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
I have 3 beautiful daughters, a rescue dog, and a wonderful feisty Italian mother that lives in the area. I enjoy cooking, photography, reading, music, sporting events, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
Indiana University School of Medicine Graduation Date: 1993 Degree: MD
University of Notre Dame Graduation Date: 1989 Degree: BS