01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Chalmers’ received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Pennsylvania after completing her bachelor’s at Dartmouth College. Before coming to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Chalmers also completed an internal medicine residency and hematology and medical oncology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Chalmers is currently an investigator at Huntsman, as well as the a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Oncology. Her primary focuses are medical oncology and thoracic cancers like lung cancer and mesothelioma. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Chalmers also continues her research through clinical trials and various affiliations, such as with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Medical Oncology

Other Interests & Specialties: Oncology, mesothelioma, lung cancer, sarcoma and gynecologic oncology.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Board Certification and American Board of Thoracic Surgery Board Certification, American Chemical Society Fellow

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency at Rush in Hematology and Medical Oncology University Medical Center in Chicago
  • Fellowship at Rush in Hematology and Medical Oncology University Medical Center in Chicago
03. Publications


High-dose chemotherapy plus autologous stem-cell transplantation as consolidation therapy in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma after previous autologous stem-cell transplantation (NCRI Myeloma X Relapse [Intensive trial]): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trialThe Lancet: Oncology. July 2014;15(8):874-885. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70245-1

Is optimism universal? A meta-analytical investigation of optimism levels across 22 nationsPersonality and Individual Differences. October 2008;45(5):378-382. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.05.008