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

Sergejs Berdnikovs

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

The question of primary interest in my lab is why only select individuals, despite being genetically similar and living in the same allergen environment, are prone to developing allergic disease, and which processes drive this predisposition? To address this, we employ a systems biology approach and bioinformatics to explore whether there is underlying unity in the pathogenesis of seemingly disparate allergic diseases. By synthesizing large volumes of biological data, we link departures from homeostatic conditions (including changes in metabolic, developmental, and endocrine systems) at the ep...

Patricia Vassallo

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in clinical research that focuses on echocardiography and valvular heart disease, as well as prevention of coronary artery disease. I am currently collaborating on a study to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive lifestyle behavioral program in women with metabolic syndrome.

Carol A Saltoun

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

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

Teresa R Zembower

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology

Opportunistic infections, Transplant infectious disease

Darren V Boyd

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2016)

Maha H.A. Hussain

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, and the Deputy Director at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a practicing oncologist, internationally renowned expert and clinical researcher in genitourinary oncology particularly prostate and bladder cancer. Her clinical research has contributed to impacting the standards of care for patients with metastatic hormone sensitive and castration resistant prostate cancer. Prior ...

Sarah H Sutton

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

As the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, I join forces with Infectious Disease pharmacists and the other hospital epidemiologists here at NMH. Our mission is to provide education, policy, and research that helps prescribers use antibiotics wisely. As an infectious disease physician, I care for a wide range of patients, particularly women with HIV. With maternal fetal medicine specialists and the NMH ID Clinic staff, I care for pregnant women with HIV infection. Our shared goals are to reduce maternal to child HIV transmission and to empower HIV-infected women to take e...

John J Friedewald

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Living Kidney Donation, Kidney allocation, Highly Sensitized and incompatible patients, Kidney Paired Donation, Transplant Genomics and Biomarker Development, acute renal failure, humoral allograft rejection

Tod S Chambers

Associate Professor of Medical Education and Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

the rhetoric of bioethics; bioethics theory; cross-cultural issues in clinical ethics

Josh Levitsky

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology), Medical Education and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Liver transplantation, immunosuppression, biomarkers of rejection and chronic kidney disease in liver recipients, immunological tolerance