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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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Lisa M Neff

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My primary research is designed to investigate factors which may be involved in the process of metabolic adaptation to weight loss in individuals who have become overweight or obese. This adaptive process, which leads to a reduction in energy expenditure, increased hunger, and decreased satiety or fullness, is thought to contribute to the high rates of recidivism seen with obesity treatments. Another area of interest is nutritional interventions for obesity-related metabolic disorders. In addition, I serve as an investigator for multi-center trials of new therapeutic options for the treatment ...

Thomas J Schnitzer

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...

Panagiotis Ntziachristos

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

The Ntziachristos laboratory studies the mechanistic aspects of oncogenesis with an emphasis on transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of acute leukemia. Up to 25% of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia will fail frontline therapy and their prognosis is dismal. Cure rates for patients relapsing on therapy are approximate 20%. While patients with later relapses have a better prognosis, the majority eventually succumbs to the disease (overall cure rate 40 to 50%). Important questions in our laboratory are related to how oncogenes interact with each other and with epigenetic modulators ...

Yacob G Tedla

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Tedla is a cardiovascular epidemiologist. His research work focuses on arterial structural and functional abnormalities, with a special emphasis on arterial stiffness and blood pressure variability, and their impact on cardiovascular diseases. He is interested on the use of big electronic health record data to conduct clinical research while leveraging on robust epidemiologic methods and analytical techniques.

Ann-Marie T Tantoco

Instructor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Pediatrics

Dr. Ann-Marie Tantoco practices as a med-peds hospitalist in Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Anju Tripathi Peters

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

Anju T. Peters, MD, MS is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency and fellowship in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Carol A Saltoun

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Chronic Cough, Chronic Sinusitis, Urticaria Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Paul T Schumacker

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Cell and Developmental 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.

Stephen L Adams

Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Jonathan D Rich

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Rich is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, as well as the Program Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr Rich earned his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he graduated with Honors (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts where he was awa...

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