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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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What We Do

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Sergejs Berdnikovs

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

The question of primary interest in my lab is why only select individuals, despite being genetically similar and living in the same allergen environment, are prone to developing allergic disease, and which processes drive this predisposition? To address this, we employ a systems biology approach and bioinformatics to explore whether there is underlying unity in the pathogenesis of seemingly disparate allergic diseases. By synthesizing large volumes of biological data, we link departures from homeostatic conditions (including changes in metabolic, developmental, and endocrine systems) at the ep...

Eun-Young Kim

Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research focuses on molecular evolutionary mechanisms of HIV/SIV/influenza in host defense, antiretroviral drug resistance and genetic variation in HIV, HIV susceptibility to HIV infection and disease progression, and how host genetics and immunity affects HIV/influenza infection and dynamics. Research includes next generation sequencing of HIV and host genes and transcriptome to pursue a detailed genetic interrogation of host and virus interactions and host genes that regulate HIV or influenza infection.

Amitkumar R Patel

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Care of hospitalized medicine patients, medical student and resident education

Jordana Friedman

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Women's Health, primary care, osteoporosis.

Abby N Agulnek

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Medical Informatics, Health Information Systems

James C Carr

Professor of Radiology, McCormick School of Engineering and Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), Coronary CT angiography, Cardiac CT, CT angiography, Vascular and interventional radiology

Jyothy J Puthumana

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

-Strain imaging in coronary heart disease -Stress echo in valvular heart disease -Patient Prosthesis mismatch. -Advanced heart failure supportive therapies

Vikram Aggarwal

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Clinical and research interests include home hemodialysis / home peritoneal dialysis /Nocturnal dialysis, Onco-nephrology and kidney transplant.

Robert C Kern

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

Sinus problems, trans nasal resection of skull base tumors, snoring and sleep apnea, Taste and smell disorders

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