Elizabeth Schrader Chesnut, DNP

Marquette University and Rush University

Elizabeth grew up in southern Maine and attended University of Vermont where she obtained her bachelor of science in psychology. After graduation, she was a research assistant at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) in the psychology department’s Centre for Research on Occupational & Life Stress while also working as a home health aide in the homes of the elderly in County Galway. In 2012, she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to complete her bachelor of science in nursing equivalency and master of science in nursing at Marquette University. While in school, she worked as a registered nurse at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on the acute rehabilitation unit. After graduation from Marquette in 2016, she transitioned into the role of nurse practitioner within the physical medicine & rehabilitation department at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois. She helped run the acute and subacute rehab units at those sites in addition to conducting inpatient consults, visiting skilled nursing facility patients, and seeing patients within a robust outpatient clinic. She completed her doctorate of nursing practice at Rush University in 2020.

Despite having loved her adventures over the last 15 years, Elizabeth is thrilled to return home to help care for the people of Maine. She is dedicated to the person-centered, holistic wellness of patients and prioritizing their individual wishes for recovery and health. She aims to serve the community with compassion, integrity, and respect for all team members and patients. With her PM&R background, she is particularly interested in treating patient function and has clinical interests including myofascial and musculoskeletal pain and injuries, gait, falls, and durable medical equipment evaluations. In her free time, she enjoys live music, ballet, running, reading, hiking, and exploring Maine’s great outdoors with her family.

Elizabeth Schrader Chesnut joined Maine Dartmouth Geriatric Medicine on November 1, 2021.