Rupel Dedhia, MD

Associate Professor  
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Role: Administrator, Clinician and Faculty
Joined Rush in 2003


I graduated from Rush Medical College in 2007, and subsequently pursued a residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center. I joined Rush University Internists in 2010.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I wanted to develop long-lasting relationships with my patients and help them achieve a meaningful quality of life.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I love the vast opportunities to provide high quality patient care and to develop my professional career in the area of medical education.

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

I have been fortunate enough to find and work with some outstanding mentors who have gone above and beyond to help me achieve my professional goals.

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

Identify your inner values, because they will help you decide which type of medical work you would most like to pursue. In doing so, you can find professional fulfillment.

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

I love to scuba dive and downhill ski, and I also greatly enjoy spending time with my husband and two little girls. We like to travel and learn about other cultures.