Lori Short,


Nurse Practitioner


I believe that the best plan for managing pain comes from empowering my patients by addressing their mind, spirit and body.

City of Hope Chicago
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099
Nurse Practitioner
Advanced degrees:

Master of Nursing, Family Practitioner Program - Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI


Oncology Certified Nurse - Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nursing Credentialing Center

Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse - American Nursing Credentialing Center

About Me

Lori Short, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner at City of Hope Chicago, focused on helping patients manage pain. Short works on a multidisciplinary team of clinicians focused on evaluating and treating cancer-related pain with a wide variety of modalities.

Short joined City of Hope in 2006. Since that time, she’s practiced in several roles, first as a Transplant Care Manager in the Stem Cell Transplant Unit and Cell Therapy Program, overseeing treatment for patients with blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma. She was later promoted to Clinical Transplant Coordinator and National Marrow Donor Program Coordinator in 2011.

Short’s expertise led her to be selected twice as a presenter for the annual Tandem Meetings of the American Society for Transplantation and Cell Therapy (ASTCT) and the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). She also served as co-project lead for the Celebrating a Second Chance at Life Survivorship Symposium in 2016.

Eventually, however, Short felt that it was time for a new chapter in her career. While continuing to work in the Stem Cell Transplant program, she pursued a Master of Science in Nursing from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin, earning her degree in 2019. She transitioned away from the Stem Cell Transplant program in 2021 and began serving City of Hope Chicago patients as a board-certified Nurse Practitioner.

“I’ve been drawn to working in oncology since my early years in nursing, Short says. “A patient facing a cancer diagnosis has myriad decisions to make when deciding on a treatment plan. City of Hope allows me to combine conventional clinical treatments and technologies with evidence- supported side effect-management strategies, to help reduce improve each patient’s quality of life.”

Outside of work, Short enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, as well as traveling, spending time outdoors and listening to music.

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