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

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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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.

Gretchen M Weiss, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I am an advocate for acess to high quality care for all populations and strongly feel that health technology should improve both patient care and health literacy. I am also interested in preventive medicine and women's health.

Theresa L. Walunas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

I received my PhD in immunology from the University of Chicago where I discovered the function of CTLA-4, the first checkpoint inhibitor. Following my MS in computer science, I worked in microbial genomics developing informatics tools to understand biochemical pathways in microorganisms. I joined the Nortwestern faculty to focus on medical informatics and am Associate Director for the Center for Health Information Partnerships and Director of the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center.

Kevin E Hunt, MD

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

Hypertension research. Wellness behavior interest Working in Uganda, Africa

Phillip E Roemer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Comprehensive care of adults, Occupational medicine

Eric W Schaefer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Medical education: graduate & undergraduate

Heather L Heiman, MD

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

Hypertension, diabetes, migraine, women's health, medical education

Toshiko L Uchida, MD

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

Dr. Uchida is experienced at caring for patients with complex medical illnesses. She practices evidence-based medicine which includes treating each patient as a unique individual. She also focuses on health promotion and the care of the whole person.

Aparna  Priyanath Gupta, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Prevention and Lifestyle Management of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Womens Health

Daniel B Evans, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Medical student education - specifically training future primary care MDs to work in the Patient-Centered Medical Home setting (PCMH).

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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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Giving

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Mary Pat Mauro

We invite your philanthropic partnership in helping us achieve our research and teaching missions each day.

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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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