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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Jane N Winter, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Hodgkin's disease, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Vikram Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

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

Vera H Rigolin, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health

Richard Green, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Hepatology (liver)

Bradley R Sabin, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Clinical interests include adult and pediatric allergy & immunology.

Eytan Szmuilowicz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Palliative Care is a subspecialty that focuses on the relief or prevention of suffering -- physical, psychological, or spiritual -- in patients or families facing a life-threatening illness. My interests lie in advanced symptom management and the role palliative care can play in an intergrated healthcare system.

Clara Bien Peek, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and Medicine (Endocrinology)

Epidemiological and genetic studies have shown that disruption of the circadian clock is a factor in multiple pathologies, including metabolic disease, myopathy, and cancer. Our laboratory aims to uncover the physiological impact of the circadian clock on nutrient-responsive regulatory pathways, including oxygen-sensing transcriptional networks. Indeed, we have recently identified a key connection between skeletal muscle clocks and the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway, which drives circadian control of the hypoxic response and glucose metabolism. The goal of our laboratory is to understa...

James D Flaherty, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Clinical Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Transradial Coronary Angiography, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Critical Care Research Interests: Structural Heart Intervention, Transradial Coronary Intervention, Transplantation

Elizabeth M McNally, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

My laboratory studies genetic mechanisms responsible for inherited human diseases including heart failure, cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy, arrhythmias, aortic aneurysms. Working with individuals and families, we are defining the genetic mutations that cause these disorders. By establishing models for these disorders, we can now begin to develop and test new therapies, including genetic correction and gene editing.

Roberta Goncalves-Marangoni, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

I am interested in the link between adipose tissue and fibrosis in systemic sclerosis. My current research focus on adiponectin, an adipokine with anti-fibrotic effects and potentially a major player in SSc.

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