Division of Infectious Diseases

Our Division

The Division of Infectious Diseases originated over 60 years ago when Dr. Gene Stollerman initiated pioneering research in rheumatic fever and streptococcal infections.   With a generous donation from the Samuel Sackett Foundation, Stollerman led the effort to treat infections with antibiotics and geared the division’s laboratory to focus on infection and immune response.   Since those early years, the primary objectives of division faculty include conducting innovative research, training the future academic leaders in Infectious Diseases, and delivering outstanding patient care through Northwestern Medicine-affiliated hospitals and care facilities.  We have approximately 22 full-time faculty members and 10 trainees, dedicated to excellence in research, education, and clinical care.  Thirteen faculty members are recipients of federal funding, an indicator of our strength in medical research.  The division boasts a robust research portfolio with over $9 million in NIH grants.  Through Northwestern Medicine care facilities, division faculty offer active clinical service, with approximately 11,000 outpatient visits and 13,000 inpatient visits each year.

Learn more via the links below.

  • Education
    Learn about our fellowship program as well as our other contributions to the education of future leaders in infectious diseases
  • Research
    Discover our areas of focus in research
  • Patient Care
    Connect with our affiliated care sites
  • Faculty
    Meet our faculty members
  • About Us
    Connect with our office; meet our chief

Meet our Faculty

Richard M Novak, MD

Richard M Novak, MD

Lecturer in Medicine/Medicine-Infectious Diseases

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