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 as valedictorian of my class at Mishawaka High School. After my residency, I returned to the South Bend area in 1996 to practice medicine, and I have had extensive experience over the years in treating complex patients prior to joining The South Bend Clinic.
Rachelina Portolesi Kvietkus, MD
Practices In: South Bend
Patients Seen: All Ages
I care for a variety of medical conditions, and especially enjoy elderly patients and their care.
I enjoy cooking, photography, reading, music, sporting events, traveling, 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
Published twice in Mayo Clinic Proceedings for Hematology related articles