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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Denise K Au, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Preventive medicine, Women's healthcare

Priya U Kumthekar, MD

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.

Toru Takahashi, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

My research focus is analyzing extracellular vesicles in human samples collected from patients with allergic diseases to clarify the pathophysiology and develop new biomarkers for these diseases.

Kathryn E Hulse, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive B cell responses at mucosal sites, especially the airways, in humans. In addition, I am interested in understanding the factors that alter disease severity in men and women.

Susan S Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Susan Kim is an associate professor of medicine. She is the Director of the Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Clinic. She is also the Director of Cardiac Electrocardiography. Dr. Kim sees patients with heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and bradycardia. Therapies for these rhythm disorders include watchful waiting, medication, catheter ablation, and cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Kim previously worked as a junior high school mathematics teacher...

Rod S Passman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Cardiac electrophysiology

Samuel I Stupp, PhD

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.

Akhil Narang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Akhil Narang, MD is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Narang specializes in the use of advanced cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT) to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients. He is particularly interested in treating patients with structural and valvular heart disease. Dr. Narang is part of the structural heart imaging team that works closely with interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Narang is an active member of the American Col...

Joseph M Feinglass, PhD

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

Joe Feinglass, PhD is a Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Feinglass is a health services researcher with a degree in Public Policy Analysis. He has over 25 years of experience in health policy, quality improvement, health disparities, medical informatics, patient safety, and social epidemiology research with over 200 peer reviewed publications.

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