Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Infectious Diseases

About Us

“Through the use of new technology and computational tools, we have gained insights into the complex systems dynamics of HIV, influenza and Dengue virus infection."

– Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS

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Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS

What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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Chad J Achenbach, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Preventive Medicine

My research is focused on ways to improve treatment and outcomes of patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy. In particular, I am interested in strategies of HIV eradication, broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies, and the epidemiology of HIV-associated cancers.

John P Flaherty, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

HIV infection, Orthopedic-related Infections, Travel-related infections

Egon A Ozer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other clinically relevant bacterial diseases. We are using comparative bacterial genomics to identify new genes and other factors that contribute to worse outcomes in patients infected with these bacteria.

Michael G Ison, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

My primary clinical and research area focuses on infections in transplant recipients. My research is further focused on viral infections including norovirus, CMV and respiratory viral infections (influenza, adenovirus) in transplant recipients.

Gary  Noskin, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial resistance, Infection of the immunocompromised host, Nosocomial infections

Maureen K Bolon, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Utilization, Healthcare Associated Infections

Frank J Palella, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

HIV infection, Sexually-transmitted diseases

Sarah H Sutton, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

As the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, I join forces with Infectious Disease pharmacists and the other hospital epidemiologists here at NMH. Our mission is to provide education, policy, and research that helps prescribers use antibiotics wisely. As an infectious disease physician, I care for a wide range of patients, particularly women with HIV. With maternal fetal medicine specialists and the NMH ID Clinic staff, I care for pregnant women with HIV infection. Our shared goals are to reduce maternal to child HIV transmission and to empower HIV-infected women to take ...

Susan E Cohn, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Cohn is an expert in HIV medicine, infectious disease, HIV clinical trials and health services outcomes research. She has been an active participant in the NIH/NIAID AIDS Clinical Trials Group since 1988, and has held numerous leadership positions including Vice Chair and Chair of the Women's Health Committee and the Outcomes Committee, Vice-Chair of the Underrepresented Populations Committee 2008-2010 and Chair of the Women's Health Internetwork Scientific Committee (WHISC). She is chair and vice-chair of major protocols pertaining to women's health, self-management and outcomes, recruit...

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Mary Pat Mauro

We invite your philanthropic partnership in helping us achieve our research and teaching missions each day.

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You can contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of Infectious Diseases at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.
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