Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

About Us

“We provide care for acute medical problems and chronic diseases, and we have nationally recognized programs to provide the preventive care people need to stay healthy.”

– Jeffrey Linder, MD

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“We embrace the importance of quality of life – a sense of satisfaction, meaningful activity, and the ability to express values and enjoy relationships – as an integral component of health care for older adults.”

– Lee Lindquist, MD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

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Amy A Henning, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am interested in general internal medicine and dealing with complex medical problems in patients throughout their lifetime. I enjoy forming relationships with my patients to fully understand an individual patients needs in order to optimize medical and/or behavioral therapy for that patient.

Linda L Emanuel, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

High Impact Education Dissemination; Palliative and End-of-life Care Research; Geriatrics and Aging Research; Patient Safety; Family Caregiver Education; Economic Resilience for Caregivers

June M McKoy, MD, JD, MBA

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

My primary research foci are in the areas of cancer survivorship, cancer pharmacoeconomics, comparative effectiveness analyses, HIV and cancer, and adverse drug reactions in older individuals living with cancer.

Arnold M Tatar, MD

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

Preventive medicine through lifestyle counseling, early detection, and treatment to achieve optimal control and avoid complicatons.

Melinda R Ring, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Social Sciences

Research interest: Examining the potential benefits of integrative medicine therapies (complementary and alternative medicine) for a range of conditions.

Kathryn K Hufmeyer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I completed my medical education at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine in 2011 and completed my residency training in internal medicine at Northwestern through the McGaw Medical Center in 2014. I am currently a practicing general internist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. I previously completed my Masters in Education through the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame in 2007.

Aashish K Didwania, MD

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.

Phillip E Roemer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Comprehensive care of adults, Occupational medicine

Cynthia A Lagone, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

In my clinic I focus on preventive health and primary care. I try to take a holistic approach when caring for my patients and incorporate their health objectives into their health care plan.

Kenzie A Cameron, PhD, MPH

Research Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), 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.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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