Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

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Dedicated to the future of care

The Department of Medicine provides residents with a thorough, broad-based education while giving patients individualized care through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals and care sites and conducting high-level basic and clinical research through our 12 specialized internal medicine divisions.

“As with everything we do, whether at the bedside, in the classroom or in the laboratory, we are constantly striving for excellence.”

Douglas E. Vaughan, MD

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Maureen K Bolon, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Utilization, Healthcare Associated Infections

David T Liss, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

My program of research seeks to test and evaluate new models of team-based, high-value primary care delivery.

Stephen D Persell, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am a health services researcher and primary care internist. My research involves multiple aspects of primary care delivery including the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic health records-based quality improvement tools, practice redesign techniques and methods for clinician performance measurement.

Michael J Cuttica, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

I am committed to a career in patient-oriented research related to pulmonary vascular disease. Exploring the clinical impact and the mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with underlying lung disease is my primary research interest. This interest stems from my clinical experience over the last several years developing and building the Northwestern Pulmonary Hypertension Program. Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication seen in patients with lung disease, specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the association between the presence of PH in COPD...

Srinadh Komanduri, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Barrett's Esophagus; Biliary Tract Disease; ERCP; Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; Endoscopic Surgery; Endoscopic Ultrasound; Gastrointestinal Cancer; Pancreatitis; Radiofrequency Ablation

Vikram Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of glomerular disease , chronic kidney diseases, management of patients on home hemodialysis / home peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant. Research interests include home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Richard K Burt, MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases)

The Division of Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases (DIAD) is the only center in the world devoted to a unique area of treatment and research utilizing stem cell transplantation in clinical trials for autoimmune diseases and vascular diseases. DIAD pioneered and performed America’s first hematopoietic stem cell transplants to treat: Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Diabetes, Lupus, Crohn’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Phemphigus, Dermatomyositis, Devic’s, Myasthenia Gravis, Polymositis and Scleroderma

Linda A Teplin, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Linda A. Teplin is the Director of the Health Disparities and Public Policy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the Primary Investigator for the Northwestern Project, the first large-scale longitudinal study of mental health needs and outcomes of delinquent youth after detention. For nearly two decades, the Northwestern Project has tracked and re-interviewed nearly 2000 participants, first recruited when they entered the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention center when they were ages 10-18 years. The Northwestern Project assesses a broad range of out...

Lubna Choudhury, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My research interest is in the relationship of clinical outcomes in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with their cardiac imaging findings. My clinical interests include, the care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, family history of sudden cardiac death, left ventricular hypertrophy, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and preoperative cardiac evaluation.

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