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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David Kamp, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Cell and Molecular Biology

1. Clinical interests: • interstitial lung disease • copd / asthma • dyspnea • drug-induced lung disease 2. Research interests • Mechanism of alveolar epithelial cell injury: role of iron-derived free radicals, mitochondrial dysfunction and mitochondrial DNA damage • Asbestos and airborne particulate matter

Alan R Hauser, MD, PhD

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumonia. We focus on virulence factors such as the type III secretion, an apparatus that injects toxins directly into host cells. Other interests are the use of genomic approaches for the identification of novel virulence determinants and the development of novel translational approaches to treat bacterial infections. Our studies utilize a broad range of techniques, including molecular and cellular assays as well as animal models and e...

Egon A Ozer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other clinically relevant bacterial diseases. We are using comparative bacterial genomics to identify new genes and other factors that contribute to worse outcomes in patients infected with these bacteria.

David S Oyer, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Jane L Holl, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care), Medicine and Preventive Medicine

Current main research interests include: (1) patient safety, primarily risk assessment and in-situ simulation to improve team work and communication in pediatrics, obstetrics, transplant surgery, and family planning; (2) National Children's Study: child health outcomes; (3) healthcare quality indicators pediatric); (4) role of chronic stress in premature labor; (4) contribution of clinician and system factors to clinician-initiated deliveries; (5) prevalence and severity of food allergy and health services.

Hau C Kwaan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Benign hema, Blood coagulation

Calvin R Brown, Jr, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Calvin R. Brown Jr., M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology of The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He also serves as director of the rheumatology training program there. Dr. Brown is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, and is past president of the Chicago Rheumatisim Society. His research has been published in such journals as Arthritis and Rheumatisim and The Journal of Rheumatology. He is author of several textbook chapters dealing with arthritis ...

Robert A Cohen, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Dr. Robert Cohen is Professor of Medicine and Director of Occupational Lung Disease.Dr. Cohen has practiced clinical pulmonary medicine for more than 30 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and has been a Certified NIOSH B-Reader since 1998. Dr. Cohen has a broad background in public health, occupational lung disease and has been an investigator in the area of respiratory disease in populations of occupationally exposed workers.

Amitkumar R Patel, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Care of hospitalized medicine patients, medical student and resident education

William L Lowe, Jr, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

The primary area of interest of the Lowe lab is maternal metabolism during pregnancy, fetal growth and their interaction. Genetic-, genomics- and metabolomics-based technologies together with a multi-ancestry, population-based cohort of mothers and their offspring from the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study are being used to pursue these areas of interest.

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