Karen Weinstein, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician, Medical Director Rush Primary Care in Oak Park
Joined Rush in September 2014


I am an internist, practicing Ambulatory Medicine. Much of my career has revolved around undergraduate and graduate medical education. I have special interests in Preventive Health Care and Women’s Health.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I was inspired by women faculty who taught me the basic and clinical sciences.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I like the way people focus on the patients and how here you are able to work with world-class specialists.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

We all have developed our professional profiles with mentorship. I am particularly inspired by mentoring medical students.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Be prepared to work hard. Find a discipline that you love. Treat your patients like you would want your family to be treated.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I am a ‘foodie’ and enjoy eating out in Chicago. I also collect kaleidoscopes and art glass.