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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Stuart Rich, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Rich has a career interest in understanding the causes and treatments of pulmonary hypertension. He was principle investigator for the NIH Registry on Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, the first of its kind, and has been the leader of the largest clinical center in the USA for evaluating and treating patients with pulmonary hypertension since 1980. Dr. Rich has conducted pioneering research on the molecular mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical presentation, natural history and treatments of the disease. This knowledge has lead to the discovery of more effective treatments for pulmonary hyperte...

Anju Tripathi Peters, MD

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

Anju T. Peters, MD, MS is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency and fellowship in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Frank S Becker, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Bronchoscopy, Exercise physiology, Lung cancer

Bin Zhang, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology-Immunology

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy. The Zhang laboratory functions as an integrated translational research program with the goal of designing and developing new immunotherapies and immunologic strategies for cancer treatment. The ongoing projects are focused on dissecting the molecular mechanisms used for tumor immune evasion based on the cutting-edge technical platforms.

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...

David T Liss, PhD

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

My program of research seeks to test and evaluate new models of team-based, high-value primary care delivery.

Sergejs Berdnikovs, PhD

Assistant 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...

Rod S Passman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Cardiac electrophysiology

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