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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

Leonidas C Platanias

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

chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Carol A Saltoun

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

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

Kevin J O'Leary

Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Kevin is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Associate Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director for Quality for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the founding Director of the Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (NM AQSI), a professional development program to train leaders in quality improvement. In 2015, AQSI received the Leape Ahead Award from the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Bin Zhang

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology-Immunology

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy. The Zhang laboratory functions as an integrated translational research program with the goal of designing and developing new immunotherapies and immunologic strategies for cancer treatment. The ongoing projects are focused on dissecting the molecular mechanisms used for tumor immune evasion based on the cutting-edge technical platforms.

Rod S Passman

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Cardiac electrophysiology

Eric W Schaefer

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Medical education: graduate & undergraduate

Srinadh Komanduri

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Dr. Komanduri is an internationally recognized expert in advanced endoscopy and Barrett's esophagus. He serves as the Medical Director for the GI Lab and Director of Interventional Endoscopy. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in Gastroenterology and serves as the course director for one of the largest endoscopy courses in the country, Chicago Live. Dr. Komanduri is co-chair for the American Gastorenterological Association's Center for GI Innovation and Technology and is on the forefront of new innovation in the field. He also works extensively for the American Society of Gast...

Aashish K Didwania

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

Clinical interests are in General Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Community Health and Hospital Medicine. Research Interests are in Medical Education, Medical Decision Making, Simulation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Kenzie A Cameron

Research Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Education, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Cameron is a health services researcher who has a background in communication and health behavior theory, with a particular focus on health communication and social influence. Her interests include addressing racial and ethnic disparities, as well as using both quantitative and qualitative methods to increase individuals' use of preventive services such as adult vaccinations and cancer screenings.

Peter H Sporn

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care), Cell and Developmental Biology and Medical Education

Clinical Interests: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, SARCOIDOSIS. Research Interests: airway inflammation and remodeling in asthma and COPD; effects of hypercapnia (elevated levels of CO2) on innate immunity and host defense in the lung.