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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Edwin Wu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology

Research and clinical interests of the role of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging in acute coronary syndromes, coronary artery disease, ischemic and structural heart disease, and pre-operative cardiac evaluation. Specific focus on nuclear cardiology and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

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.

Peter Kahrilas, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Esophageal disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Swallowing disorders

Eve D Bloomgarden, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My focus is the management of patients with thyroid, pituitary, and metabolic bone disorders. This includes patients with thyroid cancer, pituitary adenomas, hyperprolactinemia, autoimmune thyroid disorders (Graves' disease), thyroid disease in pregnancy, osteoporosis, and parathyroid problems. I utilize real-time thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound in the office.

Leslie C Grammer, MD

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

modification of allergen immunotherapy; immunopathogenesis of allergic diseases including asthma, rhinosinusitis & drug hypersensitivity; asthma disparities; asthma in the elderly; asthma & obesity

Gary J Martin, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I have enjoyed a wide variety of roles and experiences including: Program Director for the primary care IM residency we established, College Mentor for ~ 40 medical students, class of 2013 and 2017, Director of our M3 primary care clerkship, chaired our faculty group practice IT committee and Ambulatory QA committee, and served 18 years on our faculty group practice board of directors. I have helped implement our EMR across all departments and stay involved in our Enterprise Data Warehouse oversight. Research in cardiovascular disease, medical education and health care delivery have been a foc...

Chad A Mirkin, PhD

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Prof. of Chemistry, Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. of Materials Science & Engineering, and Prof. of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is a chemist and a world-renowned nanoscience expert, who is known for his discovery and development of spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) and SNA-based biodetection and therapeutic schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and related cantilever-free nanopatterning methodologies, On...

Robert A Freilich, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

preventive medicine, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol

Mary F Mulcahy, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), Radiology and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Colon cancer, Esophagus cancer, Gastric cancer, Hepatocellular cancer, Pancreas cancer, Rectal cancer

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.

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