Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PROVIDERS BEHIND BARS - A Day in the Life of a Jailhouse Doc
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Cuneo Center/Stritch, Room 360
Tina Richardson, MD
*CCGH Supported Lecture - Global Health Honors Credit
*Ethics Grand Rounds Credit
*Light lunch available
ABOUT TINA RICHARDSON, MD (SSOM '90)
Dr. Richardson, a native Chicagoan, received her AB Classics degree from Loyola University of Chicago and continued her studies at the Stritch School of Medicine where she graduated in 1990. She attributes her well-rounded approach to medicine and her patients from her Jesuit education. She especially remembers her study of bioethics with Dr. Thomasa in the late 1980's. After graduating from Stritch she finished a family medicine residency at St. Joseph Hospital Health System in 1993 and has worked at the Cook County Jail ever since. Both she and her classmate husband, Lendell Richardson, had a State of Illinois Public Health Scholarship in primary care. They both worked off the four-year-obligation and managed a young family with Cermak Health Services of Cook County. He eventually went to Midwestern University as the medical director and associate professor in their Physician Assistant Program.
Tina, as she is known to her friends, has worked as a senior physician in women's issues at the jail for the last two decades. Besides primary care she has also done the majority of the prenatal care for jailed women and has run public health initiatives in sexually transmitted infections and cervical dysplasia. Since 2009 she has been the medical director of the Opiate Treatment Program at Cermak and has been instrumental in starting both a male and female detox unit for new inmates since late 2014. She achieved her Certification in Addiction Medicine in October of 2015. She is one of several Divisional Chairs in the Department of Correctional Medicine (Administrative Operations and Quality) since May 2016.