Harvard Medical School
Department of Population Medicine
133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Chanu Rhee, MD
Dr. Rhee is a Thomas O. Pyle Research Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and a critical care and infectious disease physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency, and critical care fellowship at Stanford University Hospital prior to his infectious disease fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently obtaining his MPH degree at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Rhee’s research interest is in the epidemiology, surveillance, and prevention of sepsis and healthcare-associated infections, particularly those pertaining to critically ill patients. His primary research project is a multicenter observational study funded by the CDC that is aimed at exploring surveillance definitions that can be used to track population-level sepsis rates using objective clinical data ascertainable from electronic health record systems. He is also interested in developing early detection clinical algorithms to predict the onset of septic shock in hospitalized patients.
- Rhee C, Murphy MV, Li L, Platt R, Klompas M, . Comparison of trends in sepsis incidence and coding using administrative claims versus objective clinical data. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 1;60(1):88-95. Epub 2014 Sep 25.
- Rhee C, Sax PE. Evaluation of Fever and infections in cardiac surgery patients. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Jun;19(2):143-53. Epub 2014 Jun 22.
- Rhee C, Gohil S, Klompas M. Regulatory mandates for sepsis care--reasons for caution. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 1;370(18):1673-6. Epub 2014 Apr 16.
- Guillamet MC, Rhee C, Patterson AJ. Cardiovascular management of septic shock in 2012. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2012 Oct;14(5):493-502.
- Rhee C, Eaton EF, Concepcion W, Blackburn BG. West Nile virus encephalitis acquired via liver transplantation and clinical response to intravenous immunoglobulin: case report and review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;13(3):312-7. Epub 2011 Jan 16.
- Schaenman JM, Shashidhar S, Rhee C, Wong J, Navato S, Wong RM, Ho DY, Arai S, Johnston L, Brown JM. Early CMV viremia is associated with impaired viral control following nonmyeloablative hematopoietic cell transplantation with a total lymphoid irradiation and antithymocyte globulin preparative regimen. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 May;17(5):693-702. Epub 2010 Aug 22.
- Zhang H, Rhee C, Bebenek A, Drake JW, Wang J, Konigsberg W. The L561A substitution in the nascent base-pair binding pocket of RB69 DNA polymerase reduces base discrimination. Biochemistry. 2006 Feb 21;45(7):2211-20.