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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Phillip E Roemer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Comprehensive care of adults, Occupational medicine

Rod S Passman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Cardiac electrophysiology

Robert P Schleimer, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology), Microbiology-Immunology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

I am interested in the mechanisms of pathogenesis and treatment of a variety of allergic and inflammatory diseases associated with allergy. These include chronic rhinosinusitis, asthma, hay fever, rhinitis, food allergy and others. We also study the mechanisms of action of antiinflammatory glucocorticoids. Our studies focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying disease and steroid action as well as developing strategies to for new treatments.

Alan R Hauser, MD, PhD

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumonia. We focus on virulence factors such as the type III secretion, an apparatus that injects toxins directly into host cells. Other interests are the use of genomic approaches for the identification of novel virulence determinants and the development of novel translational approaches to treat bacterial infections. Our studies utilize a broad range of techniques, including molecular and cellular assays as well as animal models and e...

Tsutomu Kume, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Ophthalmology and Pharmacology

Dr. Kume’s research interests focus on cardiovascular development, cardiovascular stem/progenitor cells, and angiogenesis. Current studies include the role of Foxc transcription factors in cardiovascular development and disease.

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.

Calvin R Brown, Jr, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Calvin R. Brown Jr., M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology of The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He also serves as director of the rheumatology training program there. Dr. Brown is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, and is past president of the Chicago Rheumatisim Society. His research has been published in such journals as Arthritis and Rheumatisim and The Journal of Rheumatology. He is author of several textbook chapters dealing with arthritis ...

Ami N Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I am dedicated to providing the high-quality and compassionate care for patients with breast cancer. I am interested in clinical research with a focus on developing clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of all stages of breast cancer and investigating biomarkers to guide therapy decisions.

Ruchi S Gupta, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care) and Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Dr. Gupta is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern Medicine and has more than 15 years of experience as a board-certified pediatrician and health researcher. Dr. Gupta is the director of the Science and Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research Team (SOAAR) and is a clinical attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Chicago, where she is actively involved in clinical, epidemiological, and community research. She is nationally recognized for her groundbreaking research in the areas of food allergy and asthma epidemiology; specifically her research on childhood food a...

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