Amy Rak, MD

Medical Director for The Steward Center for Palliative Care

Amy Rak, MD, is board certified and trained at The Cleveland Clinic Akron General.  She is hospice and palliative care board certified and trained in the Ohio Health system.  Dr. Rak has worked as a hospitalist, a palliative medicine consultant, as well as an in-patient hospice physician. While working in these various positions, Dr. Rak was part of the education team, teaching fellows, residents, and medical students.  Additionally, she conducted research on symptom management and the effects of opioid dependence.

Dr. Rak has a particular interest in symptom management, with the belief that excellent symptom management improves the quality of life, and as a result, improves a patient’s time with family and friends.  Her primary focus is working with patients and their families to ensure that they have an experience that empowers the patient to make the best decisions for their particular situation.  She is passionate about providing a setting that is supportive, thoughtful, and empathetic and is dedicated to working alongside her colleagues and community partners to maintain the best patient care possible, as well as the best outcomes.


Phone: (912) 355-2289