Bussey treats rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. She said there have been significant advances in her specialty in the last 10 years. “It’s a totally different field,” she said.
For example, new medications have greatly improved the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
“When we see these patients early, we can prevent disability,” Bussey said. “They can live normal lives, without pain and joint deformity."
Bussey grew up in Chicago Heights, Ill. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin and earned her medical degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Loyola, where she was chief resident.
She also completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Loyola.
Bussey is an assistant professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
She lives in River Forest.