Patricia Rush is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Operations- Section of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. She is a physician-executive with nineteen years experience in healthcare administration, geriatrics, long-term care, and managed care. Dr. Rush received her MD from Loyola Stritch Medical School in Chicago and her MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in strategic planning. Dr. Rush is dedicated to creating an effective, universally-available system for promoting health, and reducing disparities in health of marginalized populations. Her work focuses on the basic foundations of how we understand health and disease. She has also made extensive use of patient histories and experiences in her practice. In the past ten years Dr. Rush has also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine - as a 2000 year old medical system based on non-linear dynamics.