Rita Rossi-Foulkes, MD, Medicine/Pediatrics, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center


Medicine/Pediatrics Chicago, IL

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

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  • Dr. Rita Rossi-Foulkes is an internist and pediatrician in Chicago, IL and is affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and has been in practice 28 years. She is experienced in preventive medicine, patient safety, practice management, healthcare disparities, and care transitions.

Education & Training

  • Rush UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusRESIDENCY
  • Rush Medical College
    Rush Medical CollegeMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - Present
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished Leader in Community Service and Advocacy Senior Award University of Chicago, 2019
  • Program Director of the Year University of Chicago, 2017
  • Secretary Treasurer Med-Peds Program Directors Association, 2010-2014
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Transition Consultation Models in Two Academic Medical Centers  
    Gold, J, Boudos, R., Shah, P, Rossi-Foulkes, R., Pediatric Annals, 2017
  • Utilizing Quality Improvement in Resident Education to Improve Transition Care.  
    . Volertas, S, Rossi-Foulkes, R, Pediatric Annals, 2017
  • Pertussis Knowledge Gaps Among Physicians  
    Rossi-Foulkes, R, et. al., Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2010
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  • Pathways Initiative to Improve Transition Care in a Med-Peds Residency Program.
    Hickey, E., Sanchez,R., Gold, J., Abou Baker, N., Weyer, G., Rossi-Foulkes, R, Association of Pediatric Program Directors National Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 3/2019
  • Improving outpatient care coordination for children and infants involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
    Teixeira da Silva, D., Ramaiah, V., Bilka, K., Carollo, S., Forrey, L., Stern, R., Kuntz, L., Benavides, M., Rossi-Foulkes, R., Glick, J., Burnet, D, Pediatric Academic Societies, Baltimore, MD, 2019
  • Using Quality Improvement and EMR Analytics as Resident Education to Improve Health Care Transition.
    Hickey, E., Sanchez, R., Gold, J., Weyer, G., Abou Baker, N., Rossi-Foulkes, R., 10th Annual Healthcare Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium Meeting, Houston, TX, 10/24/2018
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  • University of Chicago Med-Peds PATHways (Program for Adolescent and Adult Transition to Health), Med-Peds Grand Rounds, Harvard, MGH 
    Boston, MA - 4/2019
  • Reach For the Stars: Maximizing Health and Ability for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions presented at the 8th Annual ABC Conference, “Live... 
    Palos, Hils, IL - 11/2017


  • Committee Member, MPPDA Transition Care Committee 2007 - Present
  • member, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Transition Task Forcce 2008 - 2012
  • member, Immunization Advisory Committee 2005 - 2018

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