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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Jennifer A Tuazon

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Interested in clinical research on polycystic kidney disease.

Christian G Stevoff

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

General gastroenterology

Barbara Pro

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Clinical trials

Tamara Isakova

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Dr. Isakova is a clinical nephrologist with experience in patient-oriented and epidemiological research of disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease. Dr. Isakova provides clinical care for patients with chronic kidney disease and bone and mineral metabolism disorders and for patients with kidney stones.

Yashpal S Kanwar

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

James M Walter

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

James Walter, MD is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician and Medical Director of the Northwestern Lung Rescue Program. Dr. Walter attended Princeton University followed by medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Walter’s clinical interests are in the care of adult patients with acute respiratory failure and shock including the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. His r...

YouYang Zhao

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Pharmacology

Youyang Zhao, Ph.D., is William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Program for Lung and Vascular Biology at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), and Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and member of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute. Dr. Zhao joined Lurie Children’s in July 2017 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he started with Assistant Professor in ...

Hossein Ardehali

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pharmacology

Research interests: role of mitochondria and metabolism in cardiovascular disease; cellular iron regulation. Clinical interests: general and preventive cardiology.

Steven M Belknap

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

I am interested in computational medicine and specifically pharmacoalgorithmics, informally defined as "the study of what the drug prescription does to the patient." Drug therapy is more than just drugs, it includes the instructions for safely and effectively using the drugs and the resources to support those instructions (e.g., nurses, pharmacists, physicians, infusion pumps, and drug concentration measurements). A prescription is a health-care program implemented by a physician or other qualified practitioner in the form of instructions that govern the plan of care for an individual patient....

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.

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