Lydia Usha, MD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Cancer Care; Hematology
Specialty: Medical Oncology
English, Russian
Rush Employed ProviderRush Employed Provider

About Me

Many people think that oncology could be depressing. I think it’s the other way around. It’s very rewarding. I am with my patients in the critical times of their lives. We have a deep bond that gives me that profound sense of satisfaction, the feeling that I’ve done everything possible.


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Cancer Center
RUSH Cancer Center
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 226-2371
(312) 563-2371
RUSH Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy - Oak Park
RUSH Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy - Oak Park
610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building
Suites 5400, 2100
Oak Park, IL, 60304

(312) 226-2371
(708) 660-6602



Medical Oncology

Education and Training

California Pacific Medical Center - Internal Medicine
University of IL at Chicago Hospitals and Clinic - Hematology/Oncology
St. Petersburg Institute of Public Health, Russia

Clinical Expertise

Breast cancer
Cancer risk assessment and counseling
Cervical cancer
Endometrial cancer
Genetic testing
Gynecologic cancer
Ovarian cancer
Uterine cancer

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at Rush University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.


Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Family Health Network (Inactive)
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
University of Chicago Health Plans (Inactive)
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

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Ratings and Reviews

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2023
Dr. Usha was wonderful. I was meeting with her for a second opinion, and she helped me immensely.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2023
The care provider showed extreme interest in my care and made sure I understood what was needed and allowed me to ask questions as well.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2023
Dr Usha was attentive and provided a plan
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2023
Dr. Usha was wonderful. She really put me at ease and explained everything very well. She also reassured me that all of my emotions are normal.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2023
Both Dr usha and assistant were so lind
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2023
I was made to feel very at ease. The team was very personable, professional and worthy of their expertise.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2023
Dr Usha and I discussed my plan of care and care options.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2023
Love Dr Usha
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2023
There are not enough numbers to give Dr Lydia Usha The best of the best.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2022
Dr Usha always listens to any of my concerns. She never rushes through my appointments and always addresses my issues . She is also always interested it any health issues that I have outside of oncology and I never feel uncomfortable talking to her .
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2022
Definitely recommend!

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