Dr. Chanu Rhee is an Associate Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School / Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and an infectious disease physician, intensivist, and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist 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 in the combined Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women’s Hospital program and MPH degree at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Rhee is a nationally recognized expert in the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis and infections in critically ill patients. His clinical and research interests also include infection control and healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic resistance and stewardship, infections in immunocompromised patients, and COVID-19. He has published numerous influential studies that have leveraged local and national electronic health record datasets to inform clinical care, research, quality improvement, and healthcare policy related to these topics. He has also participated in several regional and national committees focusing on improving the care and outcomes of patients with sepsis, including initiatives sponsored by the Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Dr. Rhee attends clinically on the transplant / oncology infectious disease service and in the Medical ICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an associate editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases, a member of the editorial boards for Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Explorations, and a recipient of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.