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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Rajesh N Keswani, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS, is a gastroenterologist and nationally-recognized expert in interventional endoscopy who leads efforts to improve healthcare quality. He is the Medical Director of Quality for the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Nationally, he informs clinical practice guidelines and endoscopy training standards by serving on committees of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Dr. Keswani earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University, finished resid...

Cheryl K Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

I am a hospital-based physician, in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children's Hospitals. In addition, I serve as key clinical faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency, which affords me the opportunity to further the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine among our trainees.

Joshua B Wechsler, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) and Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

As a physician-scientist, my long-term objective is to define immunologic mechanisms of gastrointestinal inflammation that drive clinical phenotype/outcome. This is key to identifying novel therapeutic targets, improving outcomes, reducing morbidity and personalizing care. My focus is on Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGID), in particular Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Eosinophilic Gastritis (EG), and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis (EGE). EoE, in particular, involves symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation isolated to the esophagus secondary to chroni...

Jeremy A Lavine, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Rheumatology)

I grew up in Birmingham, MI. I attended Kenyon College from 2000-2004. I next earned my MD / PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2004-2012, focusing upon the role of beta-cell mass dynamics during the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. I completed my internship at Aurora Medical Center from 2012-2013 and my residency in ophthalmology at the the University of Wisconsin from 2013-2016. I continued my training in surgical retina at the Cleveland Clinic from 2016-2018. I am now beginning my career as a clinician-scientist, practicing vitreoretinal surgery and running a basic sci...

Thomas J Schnitzer, MD, PhD

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology and Medicine (Rheumatology)

Research activities of our group focus on two major clinical areas: musculoskeletal pain and bone. In collaboration with Dr. A. Vania Apkarian in the Department of Physiology, our pain research focuses on understanding the basis for pain chronification, utilizing brain imaging and psychophysical methodologies. Current NIH-funded studies are evaluating the transition that occurs in individuals who progress from acute to chronic pain and attempting to modulate this by pharmacologic interventions. On a more applied level, the development and characterization of analgesic agents for the management...

Namratha R Kandula, MD, MPH

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

My primary research interests are to: 1) Eliminate health disparities by working with individuals and their communities to develop prevention interventions that reach underserved populations; 2) Inform health care system delivery of prevention that is patient and community-centered. My research integrates perspectives and methods from public health, social sciences, clinical science and public engagement because finding solutions to health disparities in an increasingly diverse U.S. population requires working across disciplines and beyond the walls of academia.

Seema Singhal, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Myeloma, Transplantation

Anne Furey Schultz, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Schultz' practices general internal medicine. She has a particular interest in women's health and preventive medicine.

Paul T Schumacker, PhD

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

Our lab is interested in the effects of oxygen on cell metabolism, and in the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular oxygen sensing. The signaling pathways activated by hypoxia, and their regulation of transcriptional and post-translational responses in diverse cell types are also of major interest. Current studies focus on the role of mitochondrial redox signaling in the development of pulmonary hypertension. Other current studies focus on cardiomyocyte regeneration in the heart and molecular factors that regulate hypertrophic and hyperplastic remodeling responses.

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