Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

About Us

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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What We Do

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John P Flaherty

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

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

Jenny K Lee

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

My clinical and research interests include travel related illnesses and vaccine-preventable illnesses. In addition, I have been treating HIV patients for more than 20 years.

Aarati D Didwania

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Education

Cancer survivorship care focusing primarily on adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Rachel O'Conor

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

I am a health services and public health researcher. My research focuses on understanding cognitive and psychosocial determinants of chronic disease self-management behaviors and health outcomes. I am interested in the design and evaluation of pragmatic, health system and community-based self-management support interventions for chronically ill adults who experience significant social and economic hardship. Additionally, my research seeks to understand and address self-care complexity for individuals with multiple chronic conditions and bridge the gap between complex medical systems and indivi...

Robert J Havey

Clinical Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

-Medical Director-Northwestern Primary and Specialty care -Vice President, Operations, Northwestern Medical Group -Founder and Director-The Global Health Initiative at Northwestern Feinberg school of Medicine -Recruitment Committee, Primary Care, NMG

Tamara Isakova

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Dr. Isakova is a clinical nephrologist with experience in patient-oriented and epidemiological research of disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease. Dr. Isakova provides clinical care for patients with chronic kidney disease and bone and mineral metabolism disorders and for patients with kidney stones.

Yashpal S Kanwar

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

Samuel I Stupp

Professor of McCormick School of Engineering, Medicine (Endocrinology) and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Samuel Stupp's research is focused on self-assembly and supramolecular materials with special emphasis in regenerative medicine, organic electronics, solar energy, and cancer therapies.

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