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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Lenore F Soglin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare, intimate partner violence

Laura H Yun, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis Women's Health issues in Gastroenterology

Navdeep S Chandel, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Historically, reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been thought to be cellular damaging agents, lacking a physiological function. Accumulation of ROS and oxidative damage have been linked to multiple pathologies, including neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, cancer, and premature aging. This guilt by association relationship left a picture of ROS as a necessary evil of oxidative metabolism, a product of an imperfect system. Yet few biological systems possess such flagrant imperfections, thanks to the persistent optimization of evolution, and it appears that oxidative metabolism is no different...

Jeffrey A Linder, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH, FACP is a general internist and primary care clinician-investigator. Dr. Linder is the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Linder received his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, did a Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Ravi Kalhan, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS is Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program where comprehensive care is provided to patients with asthma and COPD at all stages of severity. Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as director of the Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Resource Center at Northwestern and medical director of the lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) program. Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in modern American history. He subsequently entered medical school at Case Western Reserve University School...

Emanuelle A Bellaguarda, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical trials

Kush Desai, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

My primary research and clinical interests are in venous thromboembolic disease, including IVC filter management/complex IVC filter retrieval, deep venous thrombolysis, reconstruction of chronic venous occlusions, and interventional pulmonary embolism management. I have additional clinical and research interest in hepatobiliary disease, including liver directed therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of portal hypertension, and biliary disease.

Maureen E Smith, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in ethical issues associated with conducting large-scale genetic research including consenting, data sharing, privacy, return of results, recontact and education of research participants.

Diane B Wayne, MD

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

I am interested in clinical skills assessment, standard setting and improving quality of care through medical education

Jeffrey N Savas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Behavioral Neurology), Medicine and Pharmacology

My research interests are centered on elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms which drive synaptopathies and proteinopathies in the mammalian nervous system. As a first step, we use reductionist biochemical approaches with discovery-based proteomic analysis to generate unbiased hypothesizes. Next, we test and characterize candidate proteins and pathways for potential functional relevance with molecular approaches. Ultimately, the goal of my research is to identify keystone proteins and proteomes as potential therapeutic targets to hopefully ameliorate neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases.

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