Patricia A. Graham, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor 
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Role: Faculty and Clinician
Joined Rush in December 2016



Originally I studied Nursing and graduated from NIU in 1991. I then became a Physician Assistant in 2000 and decided to return to medical school. I graduated in 2008 from Oceania University of Medicine. My residency was at West Suburban Medical Center. My chief residency was at WSMC and Faculty Attending. Also was Asst Professor at Loyola University Medical Center. I practiced at Alexian Brothers and Northwest Community before coming to Rush.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I always loved the health sciences and teaching since nursing school. I was fascinated with the methods of deductive reasoning and formulating a diagnosis. Direct patient care is my passion!

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I have the chance to teach in an academic medical center and work with highly qualified specialists in my clinic.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship?

It is a great way to guide someone who might be struggling with their goals. Also it provides encouragement to that person.

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

Always start by shadowing with someone in the field of interest. Stay focused. Don’t let anyone discourage you from achieving your dream.

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

I love travelling and golfing. I enjoy winding down my day by reading an old-fashioned book.