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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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Faraz S Ahmad

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Dr. Ahmad is an assistant professor of medicine-cardiology and a faculty member in the Center for Health Information Partnerships in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a practicing advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and cares for patients across the spectrum of heart failure, including evaluation for and management of ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. Dr. Ahmad’s research interests are in the development of the methods, tools, and technologies to collect, store, analyze, and apply diverse electronic health data—including patient-rep...

Darren V Boyd

Instructor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2016)

David S Oyer

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Concierge medicine practice doing primary care and diabetes for a smaller number of patients.

Aarati D Didwania

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

Cancer survivorship care focusing primarily on adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Daniel R Schimmel, Jr

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Daniel Schimmel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University and Hospital practicing interventional cardiology in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Schimmel attended medical school at Rush University and completed residency and fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. As Chief Medical Resident and Chief Fellow, he was dedicated to research and education. He also holds Master’s degrees in Exercise Science and in Clinical Investigation.

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...

Kathleen L Grady

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Areas of interest include heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, disease management programs, health-related quality of life, psychosocial outcomes, patient adherence with therapeutic regimens, patient decision-making, caregiver burden, health literacy, nutrition, palliative care, and transition from pediatric to adult care.

Meejeon Roh

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Understanding prostate cancer using molecular biology approaches in combination with transgenic mouse model has been the main focus of my independent and collaborative research. I have an extensive expertise in mouse models as well as molecular characteristics of cancer cells. My ultimate research goal is to translate what we have learned in the laboratory setting into clinically relevant therapy, which is evidenced by my grant supports oriented to translational research. Recently, I have been working with Dr. Schaeffer to understand the molecular alterations behind the racial disparity of Afr...

Susan E Cohn

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Cohn is an expert in HIV medicine, infectious disease, HIV clinical trials and health services outcomes research. She has been an active participant in the NIH/NIAID AIDS Clinical Trials Group since 1988, and has held numerous leadership positions including Vice Chair and Chair of the Women’s Health Committee and the Outcomes Committee, Vice-Chair of the Underrepresented Populations Committee 2008-2010 and Chair of the Women’s Health Internetwork Scientific Committee (WHISC). She is chair and vice-chair of major protocols pertaining to women's health, self-management and outcomes, recruitm...

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