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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A Charlotta Weaver, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Charlotta Weaver is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Operations for Oncology and Gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2005 and completed internal medicine residency at Northwestern in 2008, when she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine as an oncology hospitalist. In 2016 she completed a Master’s Degree in Health Quality and Patient Safety from NU. In addition to her operational role, she also serves as Director of Faculty Development and Recru...

Cheryl K Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

I am a hospital-based physician, in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children's Hospitals. In addition, I serve as key clinical faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency, which affords me the opportunity to further the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine among our trainees.

Aparna Priyanath Gupta, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Prevention and Lifestyle Management of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Womens Health

Allen S Anderson, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Anderson has a research interest in the use of mechanical assist devices in the treatment of advanced heart failure. His other interests include multiorgan transplantation and the noninvasive assessment of cardiac function in patients with heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Eric W Terman, MD

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

I have been deeply involved in medical decision making from the perspective of psychological and fact driven decisions. I enjoy nearly all aspects of managing general medical problems from cholesterol to autoimmune disease to travel medicine... I try to maximize my patients health and quality of life.

Frank J Palella, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

HIV infection, Sexually-transmitted diseases

Kathleen L Grady, PhD

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Areas of interest include heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, disease management programs, health-related quality of life, psychosocial outcomes, patient adherence with therapeutic regimens, patient decision-making, caregiver burden, health literacy, nutrition, palliative care, and transition from pediatric to adult care.

Nausheen Akhter, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I have both clinical and research interests in Cardiac-Oncology, to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care to every cancer patient. This spans screening cancer patients for cardiovascular disease to treating those who develop cardiovascular complications from cancer therapy. General interests also include cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease, and heart disease in women.

Toshiko L Uchida, MD

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

Dr. Uchida is experienced at caring for patients with complex medical illnesses. She practices evidence-based medicine which includes treating each patient as a unique individual. She also focuses on health promotion and the care of the whole person.

Evan H Ng, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care, LGBT health, men's health, travel medicine

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