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

Faculty Spotlight

Aparna Kalyan

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

My primary interests are in developing novel therapeutic combinations for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. I am interested in incorporating immunotherapy and molecular testing into clinical trials.

Elspeth Morrison Beauchamp

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Beauchamp's research has focused on developing drugs for non-traditional targets through inhibiting protein-protein interactions in order to affect cellular function and target cancer cells. Current work is investigating novel interactors with mTORC components in order to developing novel therapeutic strategies that target the mTOR pathways in myeloid leukemias.

Mercedes Carnethon

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Epidemiologic studies of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on health behaviors including diet, physical activity and sleep and in populations defined by race/ethnicity, age and gender.

Mita S Goel

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Sanghavi Goel has been on faculty at Northwestern since 2004, following her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and her Fellowship in General Medicine at the combined Harvard General Medicine Program.

Kambiz Ghafourian

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...

David T Liss

Research Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

My program of research seeks to test and evaluate new models of team-based, high-value primary care delivery.

Kevin E Hunt

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Hypertension research. Wellness behavior interest Working in Uganda, Africa

Susan R Russell

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

My clinical interest in the outpatient setting is the diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis. I am also involved with our lung transplantation program. On the inpatient side, I serve as the medical director for our inpatient Pulmonary unit and work to help improve the inpatient care of our patients with pneumonia, asthma, and COPD as well as transitions from critical care settings. I am interested in quality research regarding inpatient pulmonary care and early recognition of sepsis.

Marcus Ernst Peter

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

The lab of Dr. Marcus E. Peter studies various forms of cell death including apoptosis, which is a fundamental process to regulate homeostasis of all tissues and to eliminate unwanted cells specifically in the immune system. Another interest lies in the study of RNA interference and based on toxic RNAs to development a novel form of cancer treatment. The laboratory is located within the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University.

Denise K Au

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Preventive medicine, Women's healthcare