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Cheryl Conner, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


Dr. Conner is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She earned an MPH in Epidemiology from the UIC School of Public Health in 2020. Her research and advocacy interests are anti-racism, police violence, the carceral system, and the opioid epidemic. Dr. Conner is an Associate Program Director for the UIC Internal Medicine residency program and is a member of the Department of Medicine Inclusion Council. In 2020 Dr. Conner designed and implemented the ongoing Anti-Racism in Medicine (ARIM) curriculum for the UIC IM residents and faculty.

Other titles:
Associate Program Director, IM Residency UIC
Member of the UIC Department of Medicine Inclusion Council
Co-Chair of the Jesse Brown for Black Lives (JB4BL) Clinical Committee

Golden Apple Award for Teaching given by the UIC M3 students – 2020
Chief’s Choice Award given by the UIC Chief Residents--2021
Paul K. Schlessinger MD VA Attending of the Year given by UIC residency program – 2016, 2023
Completed the INTEGRATED POCUS program at the JBVAMC – 2023


Undergraduate: Yale University, BA in Sociology
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Chief Medical Resident
Graduate Education: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology