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Chris Hensler MD

Chris Hensler
  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
Gender Pronouns
  • ze/zir
Contact Information
  • chensl9 [at]
  • (312) 996-4981
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:130D

Dr. Chris Hensler (refers to any pronouns) is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Ze has a very broad passion for psychiatry, from clinical practice to neuroscience, child to geriatric, and community to specialized care. They relocated several times across the U.S. while growing up and calls Pittsburgh, PA, the closest thing to a hometown, as well as Broomfield, CO, where their family lives. He studied chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame and proceeded to work for a few years as a process engineer in the oil & gas industry in Houston, TX, before pursuing a medical education at University of Pittsburgh (UPSOM). There, she studied epigenetic phenomenon in schizophrenia as a trainee in UPSOM’s Physician-Scientist Training Program. Chris produced UPSOM’s 68th musical performance of the annual Scope & Scalpel revue, at zir graduation in 2022, helping to write several parody songs to joke at some of the oddities of medicine and medical education.

  • Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2022 Physician-Scientist Training Program (non-degree 1 year research program), and Geriatric Medicine Area of Concentration
  • Undergraduate
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • psychiatry

    Interventional Psychiatry, Consult/Liaison Psychiatry, Multi-culturally competent mental healthcare, LGBTQ+ mental healthcare, Street Psychiatry, Neuro-epigenetics, Addiction, Suicidality, Toxicology, Psychosis, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Nosology, Narrative Medicine

  • personal

    Finding niche cafés in the city, seeking Chicago’s best iced latte, adoring my nieces/nephews, road trips, baking, gardening, podcasts, hiking, video games (Pokemon & Zelda), Painting (by numbers), Graphic design, Legos, exploring other art mediums (trying to get into glasswork!), and community advocacy