Faculty Profile

Charles Rhee
Section of Geriatrics
Clinical Associate of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Rhee focuses his efforts on palliative care and works to provide supportive care and symptom management in the setting of advanced illness. His primary clinical and academic interest is the integration of palliative care with cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, with a focus on patients requiring mechanical circulatory support and advanced heart failure patients. Other interests include physician education, focusing on communication skills and advance care planning, as well as examination of the ethical issues surrounding end of life care. He serves as the director of the Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship program and is an active member of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Geriatrics and palliative care Cardiac palliative care


For a complete list of publications click here:


  • MS, 1997, Stanford University, Biology
  • MD, 2010, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Medicine
  • Residency, 2013, University of Chicago Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2014, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Palliative and Hospice Medicine