Charles Rhee, MD
2017 Associate Junior Faculty Scholars
Dr. Charles Rhee is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago followed by a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at Northwestern University. He returned to join the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2014 and currently serves as the Director of the Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship program as well as the director of the cardiac palliative care program, which he started. His work has focused on integration of palliative care with cardiology, with an emphasis on advanced heart failure patients. He is currently working on development of a primary palliative care curriculum which includes basics of symptom management and communication skills for cardiology providers. He also lectures frequently on the principles of palliative care to learners of all levels, from medical students to attendings.