Rachel Sheiman, MD, FAAP

As a mother of two young children, I integrate my experiences as a parent in the understanding of my patients, parents and their feelings.  I recognize how stressful parenting can be and treat all my patients as I would my own children.  Having practiced pediatrics for 16 years, I incorporate my knowledge of the field with my compassion for others.  It is truly a privilege to care for children, be an intimate part of the family and watch them grow.  That is what sets pediatrics apart from all other fields of medicine and what drew me to this specialty.

As a graduate of Trumbull High School and long time resident of Fairfield, I have a strong connection to the Fairfield County community.  In addition to medicine, I love spending time with my children and doing all the “mommy things” like watching soccer, little league and attending school activities.  I also have a passion for running and enjoy hiking.

I am thrilled to be part of the Willows team and look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in pediatric care for infants, children and adolescents.

Contact Information

Dr Sheiman – ext. 1230

Dr. Sheiman’s Nurse – ext. 1240

Education and Post Doctoral Training

Dr. Sheiman received her BA from Cornell University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Loyola School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC/UCONN).

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics

Hospital Appointments

Norwalk Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd – Top Doctors 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award

More Information about Hours

In addition to the above hours, Dr. Sheiman is also available by appointment for consultations on some weekdays before 8:30 am and after 5:30 pm. These visits can be an invaluable time for in-depth discussions of various issues, including school and attention problems and behavioral concerns. This is also when Dr. Sheiman schedules prenatal visits or consultations with families interested in finding out more about her practice.

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish


Running, hiking