Alumni Spotlight - Carl Lambert '03 - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Alumni Spotlight – Carl Lambert ’03

What activities were you involved in at IMSA?
  • ABS
  • President of NSBE
Why did you Choose IMSA?

I’m thankful to my teachers and parents who saw things in me that I hadn’t even seen in myself, that I had a special affinity for STEM and just learning. Going to IMSA was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to learn how to think critically and work on teams, and also I was exposed to people from different backgrounds and cultures who are still some of my closest friends to this very day. The IMSA experience is one-of-a-kind and something I’ll always cherish to have been able to be a part of.

College and Area(s) of Study
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Major in Biology, Minor in Spanish
  • M.D. from Rush University Medical College
  • West Suburban Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
Current Profession and Company
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • Medical Director of the Rush University Family Physicians Group
  • Director of the Rush Family Medicine Leadership Program
  • Director of the service-learning curriculum
  • Faculty Advisor Rush Christian Fellowship
  • Faculty Advisor minority medical students in the Student National Medical Association
Activities
  • Active member of the Admissions Executive Committee
  • Mentorship, recruitment, and retention of minority students into medicine
  • Member of the American Association of Family Physicians
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Member of the Christian Community Health Fellowship
  • Academic advisor for the National Medical Fellowship Minority Primary Care Leadership Program,
  • Academic advisor for the Chicago Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program
  • I love to exercise (especially HIIT, obstacle course or mud runs), reading, traveling, going to the movies, board games, and spending time with my friends and family during my down times.
  • I’m happily married to my wife Adrienne – September will make 7 years!
Full Bio

Dr. Carl Earl Lambert, Jr. was born and raised in the Calumet Park, Illinois. The eldest of three boys, he received his high school diploma from the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy in 2003, his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis in, his M.D. from Rush University Medical College in 2011, and completed his residency at the West Suburban Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in 2014. Initially, he worked at Family Christian Health Center in Harvey, Illinois, from 2014-2016, focusing on faith-based, Christ-centered primary care in underserved communities, but is now an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and is involved with academic medicine as well as mentorship, recruitment, and retention of minority students into medicine and making Christ known in his everyday life through whatever situations the Lord chooses. He enjoys providing thorough, compassionate, and whole-person continuity and preventative care to people from all communities and walks of life as medical director of the Rush University Family Physicians group. Aside from his busy clinical practice, Dr. Lambert remains very involved in the Rush community in several capacities, including being a committed and engaged clinical teacher and preceptor, a small-group clinician educator and facilitator in the new integrated curriculum, director of the Rush Family Medicine Leadership Program, director of the service-learning curriculum, an active member of the Admissions Executive Committee, as well as faculty advisor Rush Christian Fellowship as well as minority medical students in the Student National Medical Association. Dr. Lambert is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians, a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, a member of the Christian Community Health Fellowship, an academic advisor for the National Medical Fellowship Minority Primary Care Leadership Program, and the Chicago Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. Dr. Lambert has been fortunate to be the recipient of several awards in his career, including was the 2011 David Jones Peck, MD Award, induction into the Arnold P. GoldMedical Humanism Honor Society, the 2010 American Medical Association Minority Scholar Award, the 2011 National Medical Fellowship Resident Scholar Award, the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award from the Office of Congressman Danny Davis, the 2017 recipient of the Leonidas J. Berry, MD Award for Diversity and Inclusion, the 2017/2018 Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year Award, and the 2017/2018 recipient of the Rush Medical College Positive Learning Environment Award.  His special interests include community-based medical services, integrating faith into medicine, child & adolescent wellness, family planning, and men’s health. He is happily married to his lovely wife Adrienne, and remains engaged in his home church, Bellevue Baptist Church, in Chicago, Illinois.