Faculty Profile:

Cheston Brauer, MBAChief of StaffRush University

Chet is the Chief of Staff at Rush University, which is integrated into the clinical enterprise on the Rush University Medical Center campus. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Brauer serves as strategic partner and advisor to the president, provost, the deans of the four colleges, and other University senior leaders in the development and execution of the University’s strategic and business development initiatives such as financial planning, program development, and master and facility planning. Mr. Brauer also acts as the President’s primary liaison with Rush system members, interface with shared services to foster and implement collaborative projects, and provide leadership in developing strategic alliances and the strategic positioning of the university regionally and nationally. In addition to his strategy duties, he is also a faculty member and teaches on health care operations topics. Mr. Brauer as has been at Rush for about eight years in a number of business development and strategy roles and in that time he has worked on a wide range of strategic projects and initiatives including financial planning, research, education, community outreach, and clinical service lines such as neurosciences, transplant, bone & joint, heart, women, and pediatrics.