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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.

Aarati D Didwania

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

Cancer survivorship care focusing primarily on adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Lee Francis

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

Dr. Lee Francis joined Erie Family Health Center in 1991 and has served as President and CEO since 2007. Dr. Francis is charged with enacting Erie’s strategic vision of serving as a national leader in the provision of community-based health care.

Michael S Wolf

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,...

Mita S Goel

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Sanghavi Goel has been on faculty at Northwestern since 2004, following her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and her Fellowship in General Medicine at the combined Harvard General Medicine Program.

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.

Eric W Boberg

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

patient needs assessment, web-based patient information and support

Mary McDermott

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

Comprehensive care of adults, Peripheral vascular disease, Preventive medicine

Matthew J O'Brien

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

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...

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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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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs 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.