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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Jeffrey A Sosman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I have been an active clinical investigator vested in the immune-based therapy of melanoma. This has led to my role in the clinical development of initially Interleukin-2 and more recently anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1/PDL-1. While checkpoint therapy has been a great breakthrough in cancer treatment, additional immune-based strategies are still critically needed. Efforts to identify mechanisms of resistance to checkpoint inhibitors and approaches to overcome de novo and acquired resistance are one of my major interest. In addition I have ongoing efforts in the personalized therapy of melanoma with ...

Dan J Fintel, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Anti-thrombotic therapy, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac stress testing, Cardiovascular critical care, Coronary heart disease, Ischemic heart disease, Nuclear cardiology

Lisa Oldson, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

After practicing for 15 years in Primary Care and Internal Medicine, I obtained additional training and certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. My clinical focus now relates to weight management. Excess weight contributes to many disease states including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, heart disease, infertility, sleep apnea and even some types of cancer. There is a recent increase in scholarly research that provides improved tools to help those struggling with weight related concerns. My practice involves the most current evidence based...

Jyothy J Puthumana, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

-Strain imaging in coronary heart disease -Stress echo in valvular heart disease -Patient Prosthesis mismatch. -Advanced heart failure supportive therapies

Toshiko L Uchida, MD

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

Dr. Uchida is experienced at caring for patients with complex medical illnesses. She practices evidence-based medicine which includes treating each patient as a unique individual. She also focuses on health promotion and the care of the whole person.

Judith A Paice, PhD, RN

Research Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Judith Paice, PhD, RN is the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University; Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a full member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Paice has served as President of the American Pain Society and Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Much of Dr Paice’s clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. She has traveled widely within the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, K...

John D Crispino, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Research in the Crispino laboratory is focused on investigating the regulatory mechanisms governing normal and malignant blood cell development, with an emphasis on understanding the growth of erythroid cells (red blood cells) and megakaryocytes (platelet-producing cells). In addition, the group has a major interest in learning how changes in normal essential regulatory molecules lead to human blood diseases, including acute leukemias and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The lab seeks to make seminal basic science discoveries while simultaneously translating these discoveries in ways that ...

June M McKoy, MD, JD, MBA

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

My primary research foci are in the areas of cancer survivorship, cancer pharmacoeconomics, comparative effectiveness analyses, HIV and cancer, and adverse drug reactions in older individuals living with cancer.

Frank J Palella, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

HIV infection, Sexually-transmitted diseases

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