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Rita Rossi-Foulkes

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-General Internal Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Rossi-Foulkes is an experienced general internist and pediatrician with expertise in transition care and medical education. She has extensive experience with student and resident curricular development and evaluation, inter-professional education and collaboration, practice management and quality improvement in primary care training. Since 2006, Dr. Rossi-Foulkes has served as the Program Director of the University of Chicago Med-Peds Residency program. Her excellence in quality improvement was recognized in 2007 with the Department of Medicine Excellence Award in Clinical Care and Education. She was inducted into the University of Chicago Medicine Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators in 2009. In 2017 Dr. Rossi-Foulkes was awarded the University of Chicago Medicine inaugural Program Director of the Year award from the Graduate Medical Education Committee. In November, 2018, she was inducted as a Senior Scholar into the Bucksbaum Institute for the Doctor Patient Relationship. She served as an advisor to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in developing their training courses for the Illinois Healthcare Transition Project and has served on the Illinois Department of Public Health Immunization Advisory Committee from 2005-2018. Nationally, Dr. Rossi-Foulkes serves on the Transition Care Committee for the Med-Peds Program Director’s Association, and she was elected and served for four years as the national Secretary-Treasurer for that organization. Dr. Rossi-Foulkes has conducted workshops and been invited to lecture on medical education, quality improvement, and transition care for local, regional and national conferences. Most recently, Dr. Rossi-Foulkes received the Distinguised Leader in Community Service and Advocacy Award from the Dean of University of Chicago Medicine.


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    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, ILM.D.06/1989Medicine
    New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NYN/A06/1993Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, ILM.S.C.R.06/2003Clinical Research
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    1993Outstanding Pediatric Research Award, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
    2007Department of Medicine Excellence in Clinical Care and Education, University of Chicago Medicine
    2011Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, University of Chicago Medicine
    2017Program Director of the Year, University of Chicago Medicine
    2018Senior Scholar Bucksbaum Institute for the Doctor Patient Releationship, University of Chicago Medicine

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    1. Gold JI, Boudos R, Shah P, Rossi-Foulkes R. Transition Consultation Models in Two Academic Medical Centers. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jun 01; 46(6):e235-e241. PMID: 28599029.
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    2. Volertas SD, Rossi-Foulkes R. Using Quality Improvement in Resident Education to Improve Transition Care. Pediatr Ann. 2017 May 01; 46(5):e203-e206. PMID: 28489227.
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    3. Rossi-Foulkes, R., Ambalam, S., Hawn-Wright, K., Lynch, T., Ogbunamiri-Ezike, N.,Jennings, C., Huhn, G., Dworkin, M. . Pertussis Knowledge Gaps Among Physicians. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2010; 3(5).
    4. Rossi-Foulkes R, Roman MJ, Rosen SE, Kramer-Fox R, Ehlers KH, O'Loughlin JE, Davis JG, Devereux RB. Phenotypic features and impact of beta blocker or calcium antagonist therapy on aortic lumen size in the Marfan syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 1999 May 01; 83(9):1364-8. PMID: 10235096.
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