Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Douglas E Vaughan, MD

Douglas E Vaughan, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine

Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)



NMH/Galter Room 3-150
251 E Huron
Chicago IL 60611

d-vaughan( at )

Hospital Affiliations

I am on the medical staff at the following Feinberg-affiliated hospital(s)

Education and Certification

MD: University of Texas - Southwestern (1980)
Internship: Parkland Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine (1981)
Residency: Parkland Memorial Hospital (1983)
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital (1987)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Medicine (1987)
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine


Description of Interests

My primary clinical interest is in adult cardiovascular disease. My practice has focused on the management and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. I am also interested in the diagnosis and management of arterial thrombosis. My research interests align with these clinical interests. My primary investigative focus is and has been on the mammalian plasminogen activator system and the role this system plays in cardiovascular disease. We apply a multidisciplinary approach in this effort, and utilize molecular and cellular approaches, as well as animal and human studies.

Interests (Keywords)

Aging; Blood/Bleeding Disorders (anemia, clotting, etc.); Cardiovascular Diseases; Gene Regulation; Stem Cells; Vascular Biology

Research and Publications

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