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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Margrit Urbanek, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Genetics of complex diseases, PCOS, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes

Ai P Lam, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

We are interested in understanding how the lung responds to injury and the process of normal healing, in order to develop novel therapies for treating patients with pulmonary fibrosis and similar types of lung disease.

Marina Arvanitis, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am a primary care internist and pediatrician, and a health services researcher focusing on health literacy, patient-reported outcomes, and health care quality. I am particularly interested in understanding the life course development of health literacy, the effects of health literacy on individual and family health, and how it can be promoted within families.

Harry Eugene Taylor, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Robert P Schleimer, PhD

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

I am interested in the mechanisms of pathogenesis and treatment of a variety of allergic and inflammatory diseases associated with allergy. These include chronic rhinosinusitis, asthma, hay fever, rhinitis, food allergy and others. We also study the mechanisms of action of antiinflammatory glucocorticoids. Our studies focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying disease and steroid action as well as developing strategies to for new treatments.

Robert M Golub, MD

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

Medical publishing, Comprehensive care of the adult, Medical decision making, Preventive care

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...

Neil J Stone, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Lipid metabolism, cardiovascular nutrition; premature coronary heart disease

Richard Green, MD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Hepatology (liver)

Michael J Cuttica, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

I am committed to a career in patient-oriented research related to pulmonary vascular disease. Exploring the clinical impact and the mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with underlying lung disease is my primary research interest. This interest stems from my clinical experience over the last several years developing and building the Northwestern Pulmonary Hypertension Program. Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication seen in patients with lung disease, specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the association between the presence of PH in COPD...

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