Christopher McCord Stephenson, DO – Hospitalist
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Osteopathic Medical Degree
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship / Residency
Osteopathic & Internal Medicine - Cook County Hospital, Chicago
Internal Medicine - Cook County Hospital
American Board of Internal Medicine
"I am driven to make profound differences in relieving pain and suffering and restoring hope in my patients, and our world."
Dr. Christopher Stephenson
“The most important thing in caring for patients is caring about them,” says Dr. Christopher Stephenson.
Dr. Stephenson earned an osteopathic medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified as a general internist by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He came to medicine in an indirect manner. His bachelor’s degree is in history and literature from Wabash College. He subsequently spent four years traveling through four continents. Outside of Nairobi, he received his calling to teach, minister and heal. Responding to that call, he became a physician.
Dr. Stephenson is committed to patient care. He is trained in critical care, emergency medicine and obstetrics in addition to internal medicine. Core to his healing approach is osteopathy—the philosophy and practice of comprehensive medicine focused on the mind, physiologic structure and function of the body and spirit of the patient. He cares for those patients who are critically ill and for those who have survived their illness, and need support for managing their continued care needs during and after oncologic services are delivered. He is also the Medical Director of the Survivorship Program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. Finally, Dr. Stephenson also works in the field of research.
Dr. Stephenson completed internships in osteopathic and internal medicine. At Cook County Hospital, Dr. Stephenson attended to the medical needs of an underserved population. He was honored by the hospital’s Department of Internal Medicine in 1999 as Humanitarian of the Year. He completed his residency in 2000.
After college, Dr. Stephenson spent four years working as a carpenter, mechanic, cattleman, pig farmer, and a commercial fisherman. He says that these experiences taught him a great deal about life, and have helped him to relate to patients.
Dr. Stephenson adores his wife, Jamie, and son, Luke. As a team, they enjoy playing while learning about the world.