As a clinician educator, I believe the conversation between a patient and physician offers the best option for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Listening to the patient directs what I do when working with patients.
A Chicago native, Dr. Christou who has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1988, is active in teaching the principles and skills of internal Medicine to doctors, students, and nurses. He has mentored students from UIC College of Medicine, Loyola, Rush University, St. Xavier, and Chicago Osteopathic. Dr. Christou is an Associate Program Director at Mercy Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, an Associate Clinical Professor at UIC College of Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor at Rush Medical College. Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians he has pursued scholarly activity, with published papers in medical journals and more than 1,000 hours of continuing medical education. After completing additional training through Johns Hopkins in 1995, he received his second board certification in Geriatrics in 1996 and now serves as the medical director of Rosary Hill Home and Symphony at Bronzeville. Dr. Christou has volunteered his medical expertise traveling to Uganda, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, New Orleans post Katrina as well as locally through the Medical Reserve Corps. He is also certified in Lean Six Sigma and has consulted in the healthcare industry improving the delivery of medical care. Dr. Ted is married and has two children. He is fluent in Greek and Spanish, and enjoys carpentry, bicycling, grilling and software design. His recipe and instructions for spit roasted lamb is an internet favorite.