Chanu Rhee

Dr. Rhee is an Assistant Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School / 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 and MPH degree at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Rhee’s research focus is the epidemiology, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sepsis and infections in critically ill patients. He recently completed a CDC-funded multicenter collaborative that developed an objective surveillance definition for sepsis based on clinical data and estimated the U.S. national burden of sepsis by applying this definition to electronic health record data from over 400 hospitals and 7 datasets. He is also the clinical co-lead for the Partners Sepsis Collaborative, which seeks to improve sepsis care across the Partners Healthcare system through the dissemination of clinical guidelines and tools that leverage the electronic health record.  He has received grant funding from the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program and is currently supported by a K08 career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Staff Assistant

Bethlihem Gebremedhin

Phone: (617) 867-4878


Assistant Professor

Mailing Address
Harvard Medical School
Department of Population Medicine
401 Park Drive, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02215