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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Cheryl L Wilkes, MD

Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care internal medicine, Women's healthcare

John M Coleman, III, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Home Mechanical Ventilation/Noninvasive Ventilation in Neuromuscular Disease, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Sleep Disorder Breathing, Peri-operative OSA management

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...

Sabine B Sobek, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

interested in internal medicine in the perioperative setting

Hau C Kwaan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Hematology and Oncology, with special interest in Thrombosis and Bleeding Disorders and in Fibrinolysis.

Maureen E Smith, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in ethical issues associated with conducting large-scale genetic research including consenting, data sharing, privacy, return of results, recontact and education of research participants.

Stacy Cooper Bailey, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Bailey is a health services researcher investigating the definition and measurement of health literacy, its extent and associations with various health outcomes, and the testing of innovative and viable ‘low-literacy’ intervention strategies to help individuals promote, protect, and manage their health. Her research experience and interests extend across various contexts, including disease prevention, medication safety, chronic disease self-management and hospital readmissions. Her work also focuses on the broader theme of health inequalities, especially those experienced by individuals wi...

Kambiz Ghafourian, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Ghafourian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a staff cardiologist in the Center for Heart Failure of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ghafourian completed his training in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University. He also completed a fellowship in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center before joining the faculty at Northwestern Univ...

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