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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

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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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Mita S Goel

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Sanghavi Goel has been on faculty at Northwestern since 2004, following her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and her Fellowship in General Medicine at the combined Harvard General Medicine Program.

Priya U Kumthekar

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Neuro-oncology) and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

My interests include treating primary brain tumors such as gliomas and meningiomas. I also have a specific interest in metastatic disease to the brain from systemic cancers such as melanoma, lung and breast cancer and lead multiple trials in both primary brain tumors and metastatic disease. I am interested in providing novel care to my patients while maintaining quality of life.

Marina Arvanitis

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am a primary care internist and pediatrician, and a health services researcher focusing on health literacy, patient-reported outcomes, and health care quality. I am particularly interested in understanding the life course development of health literacy, the effects of health literacy on individual and family health, and how it can be promoted within families.

Denise K Au

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Preventive medicine, Women's healthcare

Robert J Lewandowski

Professor of Radiology, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Surgery

I am primarily interested in loco-regional therapies to treat primary and secondary liver cancers. I am involved in both pre-clinical and clinical studies along these lines. I am also very interested in the use of IVC filters in patients with venous thromboembolic disease.

Cara Gottardi

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Cell-cell adhesion in health and disease

Gretchen M Weiss

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am an advocate for acess to high quality care for all populations and strongly feel that health technology should improve both patient care and health literacy. I am also interested in preventive medicine and women's health.

R Kannan Mutharasan

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My research focuses on delivering optimal health care to patients with heart failure.

Jonathan D Rich

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Rich is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, as well as the Program Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr Rich earned his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he graduated with Honors (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts where he was awa...

David J VanderWeele

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. VanderWeele did his medical and research training at the University of Chicago, where he developed a research program characterizing the heterogeneity and evolution of the cancer genome. He moved to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, where he continued to seek to improve the treatment of prostate cancer based on patients’ specific genetic changes. He returned to Chicago in 2018 to join the GU cancer team at Northwestern University, where he continues to translate discoveries made at the bench into improved therapies in the clinic.

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