Rush Employed ProviderRush Employed Provider

Elaine Chen, MD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Pulmonology Services; Palliative Care
Specialties: Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Chinese, English

About Me

The most rewarding part of my job is developing relationships with patients and their families. For someone to say, “Doctor, you helped me to walk farther,” or “I needed to get to this trip, and it was a successful trip.” Things like that are incredibly rewarding.


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Chicago
RUSH Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Chicago
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-6744
(312) 942-3131
RUSH Interstitial Lung Disease Program
RUSH Interstitial Lung Disease Program
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(888) 352-7874



Critical Care Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pulmonary Disease

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg Schl of Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Pulmonary Critical Care Med
Rush University Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Adjustment to chronic illness
Critical care medicine
Cystic fibrosis
ICU sedation
Lung disease
Palliative care

Academics & Publications

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 Better Health-Medicaid
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
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) Com
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
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
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
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
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Chicago Health Plans (Inactive)
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

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