Rita Rossi-Foulkes
Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director,Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


MD1989Rush Medical CollegeMedicine
Residency1993New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterInternal Medicine/Pediatrics
MS2003Rush UniversityClinical Science and Research
MBBS2005Khyber Medical College 

Academic Interests

Dr. Rossi-Foulkes is interested in medical education, pertussis, immunizations, public health, outcomes research, chronic diseases (Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma),health disparities,cultural competence, and behavioral health. Dr. Rossi-Foulkes has conducted public health research regarding pertussis. Additionally, she has conducted research regarding health psychology and behavioral health. She has also conducted research regarding health prevention in patients with the Marfan Syndrome. Dr. Rossi-Foulkes serves on the Immunization Advisory Committee for the Illinois Department of Public Health

Clinical Interests

Primary care for adults and children, care for persons with diabetes, care for patients with chronic illnesses, and the care of persons with childhood diseases as they transition to adult health care providers.

Representative Publications

  1. Rossi-Foulkes, R. Roman, MJ. et. al. Phenotypic Features and Impact of Beta Blocker or Calcium Antagonist Therapy on Aortic Lumen Size in the Marfan Syndrome. American Journal of Cardiology. 83 (9): 1364-8, 1999 May 1.
  2. Rossi-Foulkes, R. Association of Physician Specialty with Pertussis Knowledge and Practices: Impact for Physician Education. © June, 2003. Masters Thesis, Rush University
  3. Rossi-Foulkes, R, Lynch, T, Ogbunamiri-Ezike,N, Hawn, K, Jennings, C, Dworkin, M.Association of Physician Specialty and Practice Setting with Pertussis Knowledge and Practices. Poster and Abstract, Rush Research Forum, 2004.
  4. Mirza, F, Stuhr, J, Rossi-Foulkes, R. Patient Perceived Barriers in Initiating Treatment of Mental Health in a Primary Care Setting. Poster and Abstract, Rush Research Forum, April 2006
  5. Briskey, B, Pripstein, J, Rossi-Foulkes, R. The Effect Primary Care Residency Program Type has on Primary Care Residents’ and Graduates’ Attitudes Regarding Assessing and Treating Patients with Mental Health Issues. Poster and Abstract, Rush Research Forum, April 2006

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