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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Evan S Lu, MD

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

Preventive medicine, Primary care internal medicine

Jason Scott Mathias, MD

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

Primary Care

Michael S Wolf, PhD, MPH

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

My work focuses on 1) the study of cognitive, psychosocial, and health system factors that affect a person's ability to successfully manage health, and 2) the design of practical, scalable interventions to help individuals and families access, understand, and use health information to make appropriate health decisions and adopt recommended behaviors. Our HeLP lab has particular interests in aging, multi-morbidity, medication regimen safety and adherence. Most of our work is interventional and leverages health and consumer technologies as appropriate to 'hardwire' patient education, counseling...

Elizabeth G Apolonio, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Primary Care, Clinical Director, Resident and Medical Student Education

David T Liss, PhD

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

My program of research seeks to test and evaluate new models of team-based, high-value primary care delivery.

Alona  Furmanchuk, PhD

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

Dr. Furmanchuk received her PhD in computational chemistry from Jackson State University, MS. She received her trainings in modeling and data mining with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Chemistry Department, and later with Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University.

Matthew J O'Brien, MD

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

My work aims to eliminate health disparities in U.S. Latinos by examining the underlying causes and developing interventions to address them. Since 2007, my colleagues and I have focused on community health workers as a culturally-competent workforce to promote health and prevent disease in this population. Partnered closely with community-based organizations, we have developed and tested community health worker programs to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and most recently diabetes. We conduct qualitative and epidemiologic studies to identify intervention targets in Latinos and develop...

Namratha R Kandula, MD, MPH

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

My primary research interests are to: 1) Eliminate health disparities by working with individuals and their communities to develop prevention interventions that reach underserved populations; 2) Inform health care system delivery of prevention that is patient and community-centered. My research integrates perspectives and methods from public health, social sciences, clinical science and public engagement because finding solutions to health disparities in an increasingly diverse U.S. population requires working across disciplines and beyond the walls of academia.

Matthew M Davis, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Medical Social Sciences, Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

I am general pediatrician/internist with deep interest and multifaceted activities in population-centered, timely health services and policy research within the context of community needs. I also have strong interests in interdisciplinary research that stretches over the lifecourse, and translational research that connects medical advances with community impact. My central areas of methods expertise are survey research and policy-focused analyses of health services data, and my areas of subject matter expertise include vaccines and health insurance.

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.

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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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You can contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.

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