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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Mark E Molitch, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Pathogenesis & treatment of pituitary tumors, treatment of diabetic complications

Marianne M Green, MD

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

Clinically I am interested in the primary care of adults with acute and chronic illness. I value shared decision making with my patients and my role as care coordinator for patients with complex illnesses who see multiple providers. Academically I am interested in competency assessment for both undergraduate medical students and practicing physicians.

Evan H Ng, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary care, LGBT health, men's health, travel medicine

Eve D Bloomgarden, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

My focus is the management of patients with thyroid, pituitary, and metabolic bone disorders. This includes patients with thyroid cancer, pituitary adenomas, hyperprolactinemia, autoimmune thyroid disorders (Graves' disease), thyroid disease in pregnancy, osteoporosis, and parathyroid problems. I utilize real-time thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound in the office.

Huiping Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The Liu lab studies the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer stem cells (CSCs) and metastasis through four ongoing interactive basic and translational research projects: (1) to understand CSCs in metastasis using cutting-edge single cell sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies; (2) to image CSC behavior and interactions with immune cells during metastasis using bioluminescence imaging and intravital imaging systems; (3) to target CSCs with novel therapeutics delivered by exosomes and nanoparticles; (4) to develop circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating exosome-based bioma...

David M Shapiro, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

My interests include developmental and novel therapeutic endoscopic techniques. I perform primary and secondary endoscopic (non-surgical) therapies for obesity, including placement of the Orbera™ gastric balloon for weight loss. I also perform gastro-jejunal outlet reduction for weight regain after bariatric surgery. I have also been trained to use the EsophyX™ device (TIF procedure) as a minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatment for GERD. I am also interested in endoscopic treatment of post-surgical complications and endoscopic suturing.

Susan S Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Susan Kim is an associate professor of medicine. She is the Director of the Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Clinic. She is also the Director of Cardiac Electrocardiography. Dr. Kim sees patients with heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and bradycardia. Therapies for these rhythm disorders include watchful waiting, medication, catheter ablation, and cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Kim previously worked as a junior high school mathematics teacher...

Eudora Eng, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Obstetric nephrology, primary and secondary glomerular diseases

Jeffrey A Sosman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I have been an active clinical investigator vested in the immune-based therapy of melanoma. This has led to my role in the clinical development of initially Interleukin-2 and more recently anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1/PDL-1. While checkpoint therapy has been a great breakthrough in cancer treatment, additional immune-based strategies are still critically needed. Efforts to identify mechanisms of resistance to checkpoint inhibitors and approaches to overcome de novo and acquired resistance are one of my major interest. In addition I have ongoing efforts in the personalized therapy of melanoma with ...

Margrit Urbanek, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Genetics of complex diseases, PCOS, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes

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