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.

The unique culture at the Department of Medicine is built on its rich history of research and clinical innovation embedded in an exceptional clinical environment, driven by faculty and staff whose commitment and talent create patient care improvements through scientific advance.

These extraordinary strengths allow the Department to adapt to tremendous challenges and opportunities that are arising in healthcare. We have seen more change over recent years than in many preceding decades. As each of us contributes to expanding what we can achieve, we are driven by the same core mission: Patients First.”

Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FRCP(C), FASN

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What We Do

Faculty Spotlight

Laura Dada

Research Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

The major goal of our research is to study the role of the Na,K-ATPase subunits in the regulation of alveolar epithelial function in normal and hypoxic conditions. We will shift the emphasis from the transport function of the Na,K-ATPase to its important role in stabilizing intercellular junctions and hence in alveolar epithelial integrity. Hypoxemia and injury of the alveolar-capillary barrier might result not only in a decrease in Na,K-ATPase activity but also in weakening interactions between the Na,K-ATPase ß1 subunits in neighboring cells. We will determine the molecular mechanisms regula...

Stephen D Persell

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

I am a health services researcher and primary care internist. My research involves multiple aspects of primary care delivery including the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic health records-based quality improvement tools, practice redesign techniques and methods for clinician performance measurement.

Philip Greenland

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Greenland is the Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a Senior Editor for JAMA. He held previous positions as Department Chair of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern, Executive Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and Director of Northwestern’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). He has been actively engaged as a cardiovascular epidemiologist in the MESA Study, the CARDIA Study, the Women’s Health Initiative, the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project i...

Vera H Rigolin

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health

Ankit Bharat

Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Dr Bharat is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include malignant and benign chest and esophageal diseases. Dr Bharat's research is focused on lung preservation, transplant immunology and airway biology, achieved through collaboration with the Kovler Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Kalliopi P Siziopikou

Professor of Pathology (Breast Pathology) and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Siziopikou's subspecialty focus is on breast tumor markers and molecular diagnostics in breast cancer. Her research interests center around molecular markers of prognostic and predictive significance in breast cancer.

Charles J Davidson

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Transcatheter valve therapy,Coronary angioplasty, Stents, Cardiac catheterization, Diabetic heart disease

Eric G Neilson

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Cell and Developmental Biology

Eric G. Neilson, MD, is the Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Lewis Landsberg Dean at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A medical graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, he trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After 23 years at the University of Pennsylvania as the C. Mahlon Kline Professor of Medicine, chief of the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, and director of the Penn Center for Molecular Studies of Kidney Diseases, he moved to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to serv...

Khalilah Latrece Gates

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Medical Education

Dr. Gates’ clinical interests include pulmonary infections, COPD, asthma, and sepsis. Her research interests relate to impairment of pulmonary host defense and immune mechanisms which contribute to pulmonary disease.

Amy A Henning

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

I am interested in general internal medicine and dealing with complex medical problems in patients throughout their lifetime. I enjoy forming relationships with my patients to fully understand an individual patients needs in order to optimize medical and/or behavioral therapy for that patient.