Des Plaines, IL – Chinyoung Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in rheumatology and internal medicine, has joined the team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Park treats patients with arthritis and other inflammatory, autoimmune, and pain-related disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She has special training in treating vasculitis.

Dr. Park earned her undergraduate degree in biology at University of Illinois, volunteering at local hospitals during summer breaks. She completed her medical degree at Loyola University Medical Center and then an internal medicine residency at Michael Reese Hospital where she became fascinated with the field of rheumatology. She went on to complete rheumatology fellowships at both University of Chicago and Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Park has worked as a rheumatologist in private practice since 2002. She views the doctor/patient relationship as a partnership and strives to provide as much information as she can to help patients make informed decisions about care plans that will work for them. She works with patients and other specialists to diagnose and development treatment plans to address the wide spectrum of conditions associated with autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Park has lived in the Chicago area since the age of 10 when her family arrived in the United States from Korea. As far back as she can remember, she wanted to become a doctor. Today she lives in the north suburbs where she and her husband, who is also a physician, are raising three teenage sons.

Dr. Park sees patients at IBJI’s Des Plaines and Buffalo Grove locations, to make an appointment, call 847.375.3000.