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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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Ronald T Ackermann

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

My work focuses on ways to improve health and healthcare through the efficient coordination of health promotion and disease prevention activities across healthcare and community settings. I am considered a national expert in pragmatic research and natural experiments to improve the prevention and control of diabetes and other chronic conditions. My additional interests include advancing health equity, eliminating health disparities, healthcare provider interventions, quality improvement, cost effectiveness analysis, behavioral economics, and strategies for engaging community members and policy...

Namratha R Kandula

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

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.

Audrey M Tatar

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Adult primary care, adolescent to geriatric, with a strong emphasis on prevention.

Aashish K Didwania

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.

Lisa Oldson

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

After practicing for 15 years in Primary Care and Internal Medicine, I obtained additional training and certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. My clinical focus now relates to weight management. Excess weight contributes to many disease states including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, heart disease, infertility, sleep apnea and even some types of cancer. There is a recent increase in scholarly research that provides improved tools to help those struggling with weight related concerns. My practice involves the most current evidence based...

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,...

June M McKoy

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

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.

Gretchen M Weiss

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.

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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

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.

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