Torrey Boland Birch, MD

Assistant Professor  
Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical College
Role: Faculty and Clinician
Joined Rush in July of 2013



I am a neurointensivist at Rush and provide care to patients with large strokes, intracerebral hemorrhages, subarachnoid hemorrhages, and other neurological disorders that require ICU level care.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I enjoy the complexity of the patients in this field and like the fast pace of the ICU.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

The aspect of teamwork.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship?

Good mentorship is critical for growth and development.

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

Spend enough time in the ICU to make sure that it is something you are truly passionate about before you choose your career.

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

I spend most of my free time with my family.