Dr. Stephen Chi joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care as an Assistant Professor of Medicine on the Clinician Track in July 2022. Dr. Chi is originally from Fairfax, VA and attended the College of William and Mary where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. He then moved to St. Louis and earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then stayed on for residency training in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and immersed himself in research in palliative care. His research was presented the annual Society for Critical Care medicine assembly and received a Start Research Achievement Award. After briefly serving as a hospitalist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, he then went on to fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Washington University where he was also selected to serve as a chief fellow in his final year of training.
Dr. Chi will be attending in the medical intensive care units at Barnes-Jewish Hospital while simultaneously pursuing a fellowship in palliative care. He continues to perform research in critical care and palliative medicine, and most recently has been involved in using machine learning to predict outcomes in high-risk patients as part of a system wide initiative to increase advance care planning in the hospital. In addition to teaching critical care and physiology at the bedside, he hopes to improve the culture and communication between patients, families, and providers in the ICU and at the end of life. His research areas are critical care, palliative medicine and using machine learning to predict outcomes in high-risk patients as part of a system wide initiative to increase advance care planning in the hospital.